VOLUNTEERS are urging residents to support their local library which has been running for a 'long time'.

Sue Dylan, volunteer at Mancot Community Library' is asking residents to attend the upcoming events and raise funds for the cause.

She said: "We don't get any funding. All of the fundraising events we hold, helps to pay to keep us going so that will go on electricity and gas."

The first event will be held on November 16 with a 'community focus' as the library will be celebrating the lives of Flintshire women during World War One.

A pop-up exhibition will be held between 10am and 4pm and include several talks and artwork created by pupils from Holywell High School and Venerable Edward Morgan RC Primary School.

Sue added: ""Were there any women in your family who worked at the Munitions Factory in Queensferry? Do you have any stories, objects or photos about women in your family who lived during WW1? Please drop in to our WW1 Community Heritage Day and share them."

Other events will be held in December including the Christmas Fair from 11am on December 1 and a talk from Ian Gibbons on '40 years in the music industry' at 2pm on December 4.

Sue said that last year, £800 was raised from the Christmas Fair, which allowed them to pay the bills throughout the winter.

She told the Leader: "Please come along and support us.

"It would be a shame if after all these years we have kept it going, that we would lose the facility in Mancot.

"They have shut libraries in other places and there is one in Deeside Leisure Centre but that's a bit far to go.

"We have had this library here for a long time and we need the support from people to keep it going."