With a handful of libraries opening across the county, one town's bookworm-hub is prepped and ready to go.

Staff at Workington Library have been readying the building for visitors to come through its doors once again.

And with hand sanitising stations set up, social distancing signs, limited numbers and more in-place to keep all visitors safe and comfortable, the Oxford Street library will be open to the public once again from August 10.

From August 4, the library will also be offering a brand new Select and Collect service, where users can order a selection of books by phone or email, which can then be collected from the entrance.

But the team's online services are available already, offering free access to eBooks, audio books, magazines and comics to members all day, every day.

Other larger libraries opening across Cumbria, run by the county council, include Carlisle, Whitehaven, Penrith, Kendal and Barrow.

For more details, visit www.cumbria.gov.uk/libraries, or regularly check your local library's Facebook page to keep up-to-date on latest plans.