PUPILS at one York primary school need your help to create their very own fairytale library.

It might look like something from The Hobbit, but the youngsters at Carr Junior School are hoping they can make Bookend Cottage, as it will be called, a reality.

The Acomb school is aiming to create an “extraordinary” library looking something like a Hobbit house, separate from the main school building.

With capacity for up to 30 children, the area will host full class lessons, as well as provide an experience for smaller groups, families and individuals to discover and enjoy reading in their own time. The facility would also be available to the whole community for reading activities, presenting a space in which local residents could convene, connect and thrive.

Co-chair of governors Kate Smithson said the school is putting in a bid to the Aviva Community Fund, but in order to be accepted by Aviva the school has to raise a certain amount of money first.

She said: "We are looking to promote the project as much as possible to gain local support, particularly as this project will benefit the local community as well as the school itself.

"We are in a deprived area of York, and many of our children do not get to access books, or visit a library, so this project would really make a huge difference to the children’s lives."

Deputy head teacher Laura Winston said: "Through the library we would endeavour to tackle inequality and obstacles to reading, providing a valuable asset not only for our pupils, but for everyone within the area regardless of their background or circumstance."

The school has so far raised £5,300 of their £10,000 target. Click here to donate.