A Wirral Council library has become the setting for a girls’ night out, with a visit from a well-known author and pampering galore.

‘Lipstick Library’ was held at Bromborough Library, welcoming successful teen author Luisa Plaja as well as local hair stylists and nail technicians.

Twenty young ladies took part, taking away signed copies of Plaja’s new book Diary of a Mall Girl and prizes including a voucher for a facial and free make up samples.

Coun Chris Meaden, Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Leisure: “Specialist events like these are important because they can attract a different kind of crowd into our libraries. Teen fiction is such a huge industry these days, with so many authors tailoring their works to suit the different lifestyles and viewpoints of their target audience that our libraries are able to run events like this to tap into that audience. It’s also nice to get a pampering once in a while!”

Local businesses The Beau-Tea Rooms, Red, White and Beauty, Matalan and Caroline & Co provided their services and competition prizes to support the event. The young ladies also sampled some ‘mocktails’, with non-alcoholic versions of classics like the Pina Colada, Cosmopolitan, Mojito and Strawberry Daiquiri.