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2018
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Win prizes for your hot picks of the best sizzling summer reads

Fabulous family days out at some of the county’s top attractions are up for grabs in a special summer prize draw at Oxfordshire’s libraries.

Each year the county council’s library service stages a highly-popular ‘Oxfordshire Reads!’ programme – a sizzling summer celebration of books and reading.

The first page is turned on this year’s event on Saturday, July 7 and lasts until September 8.

Libraries, all 43 of them across the county, will be asking readers across the region’s thriving communities to reveal what is their favourite summer read under the theme of either ‘History Makers’ or ‘Having a Laugh’.

Whether it’s an historical humdinger or a waggishly witty tale, whet other readers’ appetites with why the book you have read is a ‘must read’.

Everyone who completes and returns a postcard telling us about the books they love will have their entry submitted to the draw – which boasts prizes generously donated by local organisations and award-winning attractions.

Among them are tickets to Blenheim Palace, Cotswold Wildlife Park, the Roald Dahl Museum, Cogges Manor Farm, Stowe Gardens, Wychwood Brewery, Junkyard Golf, Grey’s Court, Didcot Railway Centre.

There’s also afternoon tea at the historic and luxurious DeVere Oxford Thames Hotel, prosecco and chocolates thanks to Waitrose, tickets to the pictures thanks to the Curzon cinema at the Westgate centre and a host of other prizes.

Carol Stitson, Oxfordshire County Council’s Lead Librarian for Reading, Health and Culture, said: “Look out for our seasonal eBook and eAudio collections, specially selected to tie in with this year’s themes.

“Readers enjoy finding out what other people love (and hate!) reading. Seeing what someone else has said about a book can also encourage a reader to try something different.”

For more details visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/reads and visit https://bit.ly/2Kzrrko to find out some of our top suggestions.

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