World Book Day was celebrated by schools across the district.
Pupils and staff dressed as characters from their favourite books to mark the day.
Pupils at North Stainley Primary School took delivery of a selection of new reading books as well as taking part in book related activities throughout the day. Since September last year the Friends of North Stainley School have been raising money to buy the new books.
Headteacher Elizabeth Watts said: “We are so fortunate at North Stainley to have a fantastic and supportive set of parents who fundraise tirelessly to provide the children of the school with the best possible start in life.
Children at Grewelthorpe Primary School also enjoyed dressing up for the day. Pupils and staff shared stories and carried out activities based on book characters.
“There were some amazing costumes and it is through fun events like this that children develop an interest in books,” said headteacher Karen Butler.
At Ripon Cathedral Choir School staff and pupils dressed as characters from books, with one family of five children arriving at school dressed as Enid Blyton’s much-loved Famous Five characters.
The school also welcomed Ripon police’s Inspector Rob Thorpe who spoke to pupils about his favourite books, and later in the day The Little Ripon Bookshop brought a book stall into school.