YOUNGSTERS in South Craven have been taken on a trip to a nearby library.

The group from Kildwick Primary visited South Craven Community Library, in Cross Hills, as part of their school's plan to promote a love of reading.

A spokesman for Kildwick Primary explained: "All 124 of our pupils are now enrolled at the library, and each class spent time exploring the available books.

"They were also read to by Julie Lonsdale, who is a community library volunteer."

Head Teacher Tim Whitehead said: "It's important that we make use of and support what is a wonderful local facility.

"We hope that our children and their families will continue to visit the library."

Mr Whitehead offered his thanks to Julie Lonsdale for organising the event.

Since earlier this year, the library in Cross Hills has been managed and operated by volunteers, with support from North Yorkshire County Council.

The library is open from 2pm to 7pm on Mondays, 10am to 1pm on Wednesdays, 2pm to 5pm on Thursdays, 2pm to 7pm on Fridays and 10am to noon on Saturdays. It is closed on Tuesdays and Sundays.