REDDITCH library has a secret admirer after being anonymously nominated for a national romantic fiction award.

The library has been shortlisted in the Library of the Year category at this year’s Romantic Novelists’ Association Industry Awards.

They will now be looking to win over the hearts and minds of the judges, as they face love rivals Harrogate Library, Kingswinford Library and Jersey Library, who are all also swooning for the prize.

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Communities, said: “It’s wonderful to hear that Redditch Library has been nominated for these national industry awards, with Worcestershire now being very proudly represented.

"I’d really like to thank the person or group who put forward the nomination as it was done anonymously, it’s a real standout moment for the team and real reward for their hard work within the community.”

The award will be presented during the Romantic Novelists Association’s Annual Winter Party, which this year will take place on November 21. It will be held at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, in London.

The RNA Industry Awards are presented each year to booksellers, publishers, libraries, literary agents and media stars who champion romantic fiction.

This year will also see an Inclusion Award presented to an individual or organisation that has championed inclusivity in romantic authorship and publishing.