Bromley Cross Library is to celebrate its 50th birthday with a range of family-friendly activities.
Since opening as Eagley County Library on May 18, 1960, the library has undergone significant changes and is now at the heart of community life.
The building is now known as Bromley Cross Library and Children’s Centre, and offers a host of services all under one roof.
The library boasts a successful adult and children’s book club which meets once a month, a weekly toddler group and computer mentors who offer one-to-one help.
The children’s centre, which opened in March, has new children’s and disabled toilets with baby changing facilities and offers a parent and child activity session every Monday.
Members of the public, whether they are current library members or not, are invited to join the library in its celebrations on Tuesday, May 18 and Saturday, May 22.
A range of family-friendly activities will take place at the library and children’s centre on Tuesday from 9.30am to 1pm, with refreshments and birthday cake served between 2pm and 4pm.
The cake will be cut by the Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Norman Critchley, at around 11.30am.
In the evening, David Leeming of the Turton Local History Society will give a free talk on The Churches and Chapels of Bolton from 6pm to 7pm. To book, contact 01204 332355.
On Saturday, May 22, the fun continues with free activities, quizzes and displays from 9am to 12.30pm. Activities on both days are free and there is no need to book, except for the history talk.