WARRINGTON'S top library borrowers have been celebrated, with the winner reading almost one book a day last year.

The 12 prolific readers, ranging from age six to 82, each received a book token from LiveWire, which were presented by Warrington Borough Council’s cabinet member for leisure and community, Cllr Tony Higgins.

The prize-winners and their family and friends then enjoyed refreshments and a slice of a special book-themed cake, which was decorated with the words ‘a book is a gift you can open again and again’.

The top dozen borrowers borrowed 2,659 books last year, an average of 221 books per person.

Lucy Roach, 82, from Penketh Library, was awarded first place, having read 310 books last year.

Chris Everett, LiveWire community librarian, said: "It was lovely to be able to welcome some of our most loyal library customers and thank them in person for supporting their library.

"Everyone enjoyed the celebration event with their friends and family and it was so nice hearing feedback about how much their library means to them.

"We look forward to welcoming them all back to their library soon.

"We hope this will inspire lots of new readers through our doors in 2020."

For more information on LiveWire libraries visit livewirewarrington.co.uk/libraries.