MUCH loved story characters including the Gruffalo have been adorned across the walls of Oakfield Primary School's new Key Stage 1 library.

The attractive area was officially opened on Friday (June 7) by Cllr Michael Lilley, mayor of Ryde.

Key Stage 1 and early years children wore their pyjamas to celebrate bedtime stories, and spent the whole day learning about books and the importance of a bedtime story.

Children designed their own pyjamas, created a front cover of their favourite story, enjoyed a character treasure hunt and took part in a Big Story Write where each class wrote a small part of the story and the children came together to hear the finished piece.

Cllr Lilley took along a signed copy of his latest children's book Papa Owl goes to Rocket Island, which the children loved hearing.

Children starting school in September were invited to a special storytime with Diane Pocock from Ryde Library, who read a story about an unloved library book.

The library features art work by Mike Smith, a parent at the school, who incorporated the local area as well as some story characters.