An Amman Valley-based community-run library is celebrating coming to the end of a two-year project.

Ymlaen ac Arlein or Forward and Online was funded by a grant from money raied by HealthExpect, which was set up to transform what Y Lolfa, situated in Gwaun cae Gurwen, offered the community.

Throughout the project many improvements and developments have been made within the library.

Y Lolfa received a £19,933 grant from money raised by HealthExpect through The Health Lottery.

Starting on January 4 2016, the first stage of the funding enabled Y Lolfa to buy computers for public use and provide fast internet access for free.

The second stage provided a part-time coordinator whose role was to set up and support clubs and activities in the library, which were aimed at strengthening community cohesion and personal well-being.

Over the duration of the grant, 18 clubs were created.

Classes which feature creative writing, art, local history, ancestry with free online access, Kay’s flower arranging, Welsh conversation, Workways plus, Lego club, Goldies singalong, Saturday crafts and gardening can all be found at Gwaun cae Gurwen’s small tardis of a library.

Lucy Harrison, Y Lolfa GCG Community Library co-Ordinator, said: “Overall these clubs were a great success.

“One adult book club sprang five more children’s book clubs for ages 6 to 18.

T”hese book clubs seem to keep growing with demand.

“Although this funding is coming to an end, the clubs have been set up to be sustainable and most of them will continue into the future as long as there is demand.”