To celebrate National Libraries Day, an author from Harpenden took time out of her writing to visit Harpenden Library.

In its fifth year National Libraries Day has libraries all over the country organising special events showing what they have to offer.

This year the event was held on Saturday February 6 and Harpenden author, Heather Trefusis, took part in a book reading, signing and a Q&A session.

Mrs Trefusis, who has written several books based on her adopted battery hens which she kept as pets, said: “I was delighted to be involved.

“Harpenden Library has been a very important part of my life since I was tiny, and now I spend a lot of time here with my young son too.”

During the Q&A, the young readers and writers had plenty of questions for the author.

There were craft activities and a book-themed treasure hunt as well.

Library assistant Jacqui Guinchard, who organised the event, said: “It’s been a huge success.

“We’ve had a great turnout and the feedback from the children and their parents has been fantastic.”