YOUNG readers are encouraged to bring their sonic screwdrivers to Ripon library next month.

Libraries across North Yorkshire are aiming to get more young people reading with their Doctor Who Book Challenge.

Youngsters are being asked to read four Doctor Who books between now and July 3. Those who successfully complete all four books will receive a prize.

The county’s executive member for community services Chris Metcalfe said: "This exciting challenge will see many children and teenagers across the county enjoying reading and listening to some wonderful time travelling adventures."

There is also a free "Welcome to the Tardis" event at Ripon library for children aged seven and upwards which features storytelling and a Doctor Who quiz, which takes place from 5pm to 6pm on June 25.