A LIBRARY is set to mark its first anniversary as a community run facility this month by holding an open day.

Dinas Powys Library was handed over to volunteers by the Vale council in November last year as one of five Vale libraries to become community run in a bid to save the authority £500,000.

To mark the occasion, Dinas Powys Library and Activity Centre will hold an open day on Saturday, November 18 between 10am and 3 pm.

One of the star attractions is local author Cathy Farr who will be giving an author talk at 11.30am.

Ms Farr has written a number of books including Moon Crossing.

There will be a book sale, a children’s corner, Christmas bric a brac, homemade cakes and tombola. There is no entry charge.

Chairman of the library trustees Chris Franks said, "Over the last 12 months we have overcome many challenges.

"There is a growing band of volunteers and vital fund raising events are being held.

"Come along and see what the library has to offer.

"In addition to our traditional service food waste bags, garden refuse bags and recycling sacks are available from the library.

"The day should appeal to young and old. We are offering more activities for children as time goes on. "Please try to pop in for an hour."