DURHAM's flagship library is gearing up to celebrate its first birthday.

Clayport Library in the Millennium City complex, which was officially opened by the Queen, will mark the milestone next week with a week of events.

On Monday, library users will enjoy a birthday cake. Shincliffe Primary School will provide entertainment and local historian David Butler will talk about the Civil War. During the rest of the week there will be children's storytellers, a sportswriters' evening with Mike Amos, The Northern Echo's award-winning columnist, Indian head massage, a dream workshop, Indian culture workshop, an activities day for people who are housebound, local musicians and a sugar craft demonstration.

Library manager June Gowland said: "Our first year has been extremely successful and I'm delighted that all our targets have not only been met but exceeded."

To reserve a free place at the week's events call the library on (0191) 386 4003.