Pupils welcome West Norfolk Mayor Nick Daubney to their new library. Pictures: Paul Tibbs

Pupils at a West Norfolk primary school can look forward to getting stuck into £9,000 worth of  new books.

They are lined up waiting to be read by children  at Gaywood Primary School’s new library.

West Norfolk Mayor Nick Daubney officially opened the school’s colourful facility on Tuesday.

Headteacher Neil Mindham said staff and pupils were “absolutely delighted” with the new library, which has been funded by West Norfolk Academies Trust, which oversees the school.

He said: “Fundamentally, we wanted to make a welcoming and relaxing space for children to select and read books. 

“With the help of the Norfolk Schools Library service and the trust, we now have a larger space so whole classes can access the library at the same time. 

“We have purpose-built shelving filled with a variety of books for all ages to choose from to support and develop children’s love of reading.”