A taste of what's happening around the country.
Roald Dahl Funny Prize winners announced!
Jim Smith's I Am Still Not a Loser, the second book in the Barry Loser series, has won the 2013 Roald Dahl Funny Prize in the 7-14 category. Monkey Nut, by Simon Rickerty, was awarded the funniest book for children aged six and under.
Library volunteers surge, closures continue
The latest survey into libraries shows that 74 libraries closed across the UK last year, while spending on libraries is predicted to decline by 10% between 2012 and 2014.