Library lovers have been sharing their passions as part of a new initiative that combines books and film.
Reel Futures asked members of the public to talk about their favourite books, media or the library service and why they loved it.
The special event, held at Aberdeen’s Central Library on Saturday, gave participants the chance to share their stories.
The project, 30 Second Stories, was open to people of all ages and will be used as part of a larger initiative to promote Aberdeen City Library Service.
Marianne Noble, 41, came along to the event with three-year-old daughter Stella and spoke about the importance of libraries in communities.
She said: “There are plenty of books for people, but the space here is also a resource.
“It is a space where people can come in the city and spend some time, especially when you have kids.”
Christine Strachan, a librarian at the nearby Robert Gordon’s College, said she was glad to take part and share her love of books.
She said: “I saw it originally on social media and it asked people to come down and talk about why the library was important to you and about your favourite book. I felt a connection to it and was quite happy to take part.
“It isn’t just about books. The library as a space itself is hugely important. I think we often forget that not everybody in society has access to smartphones and computers.
“For those people, if they want to apply for a job or search for information, or maybe just pay a bill online, it is a vital space for them to do that.”
Christine also used the event to sing the praises of her favourite novel – Moby Dick by Herman Melville.
She said: “It is often described as the greatest American novel ever written. I also think it is a great adventure story.
“I loved the characters. They are really obsessed about something and wouldn’t stop until they had done what they set out to achieve.
“I’ve read it once properly but sometimes I will go back and pick it up and read a chapter here or there.”
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Reel Futures project manager Andrew Davidson said: “The aim of the project is to enable young people to take charge and control of film projects.
“It isn’t just about the filming – it also promotes working together as a group and planning, as well as helping their employability skills.
“The project has been really good. I’m really pleased with the work the volunteers have done. They took charge and did all the interviews. We’ve had great statements from people about their experiences and it has been positive.”
Youngsters Ribh O’Neill, Ben Lunney, Luke Dempster and Dylan Shearer were behind the cameras.
Dylan, 17, who goes to Aberdeen Grammar School, said he hopes the experience will help him take a step closer to his dream job.
He said: “I’d love to be director one day and there aren’t many opportunities for filming and directing in Aberdeen.
“This was a once-in-a-blue-moon opportunity and I’m happy I’ve taken it. It has given me more experience and I’m pretty proud of that.
“My favourite part has been meeting all the different people and talking about what the library means to them.”