Free pole dancing classes at library 'great success' with readers

Free pole dancing classes have been held in a library to try and encourage more people to use the service.

Members of the public were given the chance to learn how to spin around the pole at Mayfield Library in Dalkeith, Midlothian on Saturday.

They queued to watch teacher Nikki Clark before giving the dance moves a whirl.

Among the participants was community beat officer Lindsey Hughson from Lothian and Borders Police, who tried her hand at pole dancing.

Other activities on offer on Love Your Library Day were "booky table tennis" in which players use books instead of bats, Scottish country dancing and head massages.

Bob Constable, from Midlothian Council, said: "Love Your Library Day is a marvellous opportunity for us all to celebrate the hugely important role libraries play in the heart of our local community.

"The pole fitness session is a fun and interesting way of encouraging more people into our libraries, trying out all the services on offer and ultimately borrowing more books."

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