It was live, it was loud, it was at your library and it was enough to encourage organisers to believe they should have a similar event for Youth Week again next year. As part of Youth Week celebrations this year young musicians from Clarence Valley high schools were invited to a special night at the Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre to showcase their music skills. Regional librarian, Kathryn Breward, said having rock and roll music coming from the library was a novel experience but a thoroughly enjoyable one. “This is an extension of our collections in music and is a creative learning experience for our youth,” she said. “Providing a venue for them to create and make music as an expression of their learning and education needs is what the modern library is all about. “There was a great atmosphere and plenty of young talent. “We had six acts from people aged between 12 and 18 from across the valley, and was well supported with a range of local musicians, youth and community members. “We had a fantastic night and I’d like to thank everyone for their support.” Musician and father of one of the performers, Terry Deefholts, said it was great to see the depth of young talent in the area with a stage for them to show it off. “There were so many opportunities for youth collaboration that could be further developed into the formation of more full-blown local youth bands,” he said.