Helensburgh families enjoyed stories, colouring, glitter tattoos, and cake during a series of special half term events in the town.

Helensburgh Community Hub offered a variety of activities and special deals on children's books to keep families entertained during the wet weather.

Helensburgh Advertiser: Oliver has fun colouring inOliver has fun colouring in (Image: Tom Watt)

Locals visited the hub for their ‘Cuppa, Cake, and Chill’ on Monday, February 12, a storytime session on Tuesday, February 13, glitter tattoos on Wednesday, February 14, and ‘Coffee, Cake, and Colouring’ on Saturday, February 17.

Hub development manager Gill Simpson said: "We really want to encourage people to come along and enjoy being in the Hub as it's such a warm and welcoming space.

“So many people comment on what a lovely vibe the Book Nook now has, and it is getting busier every week.

Helensburgh Advertiser: Visitors to the hub had a chance to look at the books on offerVisitors to the hub had a chance to look at the books on offer (Image: Tom Watt)

“[This] is great because it means more people are discovering us and it's raising more money for our Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

"Because of the Book Nook we have focused on promoting reading for pleasure as it is absolutely vital for children's life chances and is great for people's mental wellbeing.

“It's a really positive and helpful thing for us to do for our community."

Helensburgh Advertiser: Cameron and dad, BarryCameron and dad, Barry (Image: Tom Watt)

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a free book gifting programme for all children aged under five in Helensburgh.

A young writers' group has also recently started in the Book Nook and the Hub will play host the Reading Minds book festival next month, along with partners Jean's Bothy and Helensburgh and Lomond Carers Centre.

Helensburgh Advertiser: The hub had special deals on children's booksThe hub had special deals on children's books (Image: Tom Watt)Helensburgh Advertiser: Cameron takes a breakCameron takes a break (Image: Tom Watt)Helensburgh Advertiser: Gill SimpsonGill Simpson (Image: Tom Watt)

To find out more about what's going on at the community venue, check out the Helensburgh Community Hub page on Facebook.

(Photos: Tom Watt)