A SCOTTISH children’s author is using the power of her book series to remind school pupils the importance of libraries.

As part of National Libraries Week, AH Proctor hid magical tokens within her “Thumble Tumble” books in libraries across Scotland and children who found them received a prize.

The author made a personal appearance in Knightswood library on October 9 where she was joined by pupils from Clyde Primary and Bankhead Primary schools.

A teacher from Bankhead Primary who attended, told the Post: “The boys and girls had a wonderful experience, it was great for them to meet a real-life author as this encourages reading.”

Libraries in Glasgow and Ayrshire received a donation of 150 of the adventure series books that brings the magical world of Arran to life.

AH Proctor said: “I’m calling on people across Scotland to visit their local library and help save Scotland’s libraries. They are absolutely vital to the mental health and wellbeing of all communities around Scotland.

“There really is nowhere else like them offering the peace, tranquility and the ability for absolutely everyone to be transported to magical worlds through the power of books.

“I’m heartbroken to hear of so many closures in recent years and want to do all within Thumble Tumble’s power to reverse this trend.”