LIBRARIES are taking part in a campaign to help people become more creative.

The 64 million artists campaign is running for the rest of the month and will challenge people with a variety of tasks over social media.

The challenge is free to take part in and participants will receive a short, creative task every day.

Each task should only take 10 minutes to complete and is designed so that any materials that are needed are easy to find, for example, pens and paper.

County Cllr Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: "We're taking part in this national campaign so that people can treat themselves and start each day with10 minutes of creativity.

"January is traditionally a month when people can feel a bit flat, so this campaign is a chance to indulge in some creative fun, which is free and easy to take part in.

"People can have a go in our libraries, or at home, and we hope that they will share their creativity with us.

"The task could be to draw the view from your window, or dance around your kitchen, or go for a walk with no actual destination in mind when you set off. Just do the task, think about what it was like, and then share it with others.

"Hopefully people will feel supported to be comfortable to use creativity to express themselves, get a bit more of a spring in their step, or connect better with those around them."