A MOBILE library plagued by vandalism and graffiti has welcomed pupils aboard in a bid to tackle the problem.
Children at Paddock Junior, Infant and Nursery School were given a tour of a Kirklees mobile library to learn how to use the service.
The move to engage more young people comes after the Examiner revealed last month how yobs were targeting the service.
Graffiti, vandalism, verbal abuse and arson were some of the problems staff were regularly encountering across the Huddersfield area.
The problem had got so bad that CCTV had been installed to protect staff working alone. Now measures are under way to raise the profile of mobile libraries in the area.
And more than 100 pupils in Years three and four at the school got the chance to see for themselves how the service worked.
Julie Dempster, deputy head at the school, said: "The children thoroughly enjoyed it.
"They learned what the facility was and how to use it.
"We want to encourage them to use the library and use it sensibly."
The mobile library is set to return to the school in two weeks to enable pupils in other years to access the facility.