More than 200 people checked out the Warkworth Groups & Clubs Information Day at the Warkworth Town Hall on Friday, July 26.
The event, organised by Warkworth Library, had to be switched from the Old Masonic Hall at the last minute due to more than 30 clubs wanting to set up stands to promote their club.
Senior library assistant for community engagement Katie Mitchell says she got the idea for the day after learning that several local clubs have an ageing membership and desperately need fresh blood.
She says responses to the event were overwhelmingly enthusiastic.
“Several people came in who were new to the area. For them it was fantastic because they found out about all sorts of things,” Katie says.
She says the success means the library will organise further club days and will consider holding them on a Saturday to make it easier for school students and working people. The Friday event was geared more towards seniors. Katie says the library will also look at doing more advertising of the event in future and not simply rely on social media.