Ultimately, he said, it was a "fun and interesting" way of encouraging more people to borrow books and try out local library services.
He added: ''But it's not just pole fitness on offer. I'm delighted to see such a wide range of free and exciting events organised to mark this special occasion.''
Other activities on offer in Midlothian including country dancing, head massages and an Xbox challenge. Local musicians are also performing, and sessions will be held for hopeful authors on how to write a novel.
The pole-dancing event is being held on Love Your Library Day – February 2 – at Mayfield Library in Dalkeith.
The pole dancing class is for over-16s only.