Deck yourself out in your favourite 70s threads to celebrate Thornlie Library’s 50th birthday between 9am and 12pm on Saturday 4 September.

Community members are invited to party like its 1971, with a Sensational Seventies music show between 10.30am and 11.30am and super hero face painters from 9.30am to 11.30am on the day.

City of Gosnells Mayor David Goode encouraged library visitors to dress up 70s-style for the party.

“Thornlie Library has been an important part of the community for the past 50 years,” he said.

“The library is more than shelves and books, it acts as a community hub, providing a meeting place for community groups and a venue for countless library events, as well as providing valuable access to services and information.”

Thornlie Library was the second library built for the City of Gosnells community. It cost $60,886 to build and officially opened on 4 September 1971.

An historical display of photos showing the library and suburb will also be available to view on the day.