A CHRISTMAS gift book table is proving a huge success at Crediton Library.

Visitors to the library are invited to take a book from the table as a gift for someone this Christmas, and it is all free-of-charge.

Sue Lee, Crediton Library Supervisor, said: "Many thanks to all the people who have donated nearly new books for our free Christmas gift book table.

"Thanks also to the Friends of Crediton Library for buying the wrapping paper and to all the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and Queen Elizabeth's School volunteers who have wrapped them.

"The books are all labelled with genre, adult or children with age ranges.

"More than 200 books have been donated by clients of the library for people to take as Christmas gifts to-date.

"In addition, author Daniel Howarth has generously donated a number of his new picture books, some in English and other languages, which have been especially welcomed by Ukrainian refugees in the Crediton community.

"Some in other languages have gone to other libraries for people from their communities.

"Please drop in before Saturday, December 23 (we are closed on a Wednesday) and pick your free Christmas gift book."

Sue added that she believed that the gift book table was a perfect accompaniment to the Crediton Food Larder which also operates from Crediton Library.

The Food Larder offers free food to anyone who would want it.  It is donated by local supermarkets or businesses or individuals who have an excess of food or produce.