BRIT pop star Jarvis Cocker opened the city’s new library on Saturday.
The Pulp front man, author and Radio 6 DJ was the star guest at the event at Wakefield One, on Burton Street.
He said: “I’m really excited to be opening a library and this is an absolutely great space for a library, a great space for kids too.
“One of the things I got from libraries was how fun books could be. If you sit down with a book, it becomes magical – you can be in the head of the person who wrote it.
“Instead of thinking of this as a room full of books, think of it as a room full of people, and these people on the shelves are people you can make acquaintances of; people from all over the world, and from different periods of time. And in that way it’s like a really good party with lots of really interesting people there.
“When you’re in a library it’s like being at a party with all these people – so welcome to the party at Wakefield One.”
For more see Friday’s Express.