Actor Alec Baldwin has been honoured with the key to the city of Central Falls, Rhode Island.

The Departed star was feted in the state's smallest city on Saturday (07Jun14) in recognition of his generous donations to Central Falls' financially-strapped Adams Memorial Library.

Baldwin has become a key supporter of the library in recent years after reading a New York Times article about the money troubles which prompted officials to close the public building in 2011.

He donated $10,000 (£6,250) to help bosses re-open the centre and handed over another $5,000 (£3,125) in 2012, despite having never visited the place.

Baldwin received the key to the city from Mayor James Diossa on the library steps, before receiving a tour of the building he has helped fund.

The politician later took to his page to share a snap of the pair together, and in the accompanying caption, he wrote, "Thank you @AlecBaldwin for supporting the City of Central Falls!"

The actor later hosted a fundraiser for the Adams Memorial Library in nearby Providence.