HELP is at hand for parents and carers bringing-up children during the pandemic.

Self-help books are available from North Yorkshire libraries, including South Craven Community Library at Cross Hills.

The Family Matters collection comprises books covering subjects ranging from potty training and toddler tantrums to communicating with troubled teens.

They also include pregnancy, weaning, starting school, teenage anxieties and tips for healthy living.

County Councillor Greg White, executive member for libraries, said: “We are pleased to be able to offer this collection at what is a very difficult time for families. Sharing stories about various situations can put a child’s mind at ease and make new experiences easier. “

South Craven Community Library is open on Mondays from 2pm to 4pm, Fridays 4pm to 6pm and Saturdays 10am to noon.

Measures are in place to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Numbers allowed into buildings at any one time are restricted to ensure social distancing can be maintained and face coverings must be worn.