Read all about it: win prizes that are out of this world

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

Staff across Oxfordshire County Council’s network of 43 libraries want to hear about your favourite reads as part of ‘Oxfordshire Reads’, a celebration of books and reading.

All you’ve got to do is return a postcard telling us about your best summer tales to be entered into the draw - which boasts prizes generously donated by local organisations and award-winning attractions.

This year’s theme has been inspired by the 50-year anniversary of the moon landings. ‘Superstars’ encourages readers to delve into extraordinary lives, while ‘Other Worlds’ inspires you to explore distant lands.

If you’re still stuck for inspiration when it comes to finding that summer sizzler, look out for inviting displays in libraries and eBook and eAudio collections online. It’s all part of our commitment to thriving communities, providing services that enhance the quality of life across Oxfordshire.

‘Oxfordshire Reads’ bursts into life on Saturday, July 6, and runs until September.

Prizes include tickets to the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Bletchley Park, the Roald Dahl Museum, Bill Spectre's Ghost Trail, the cinema at Chipping Norton, North Wall Arts Centre and Oxford Ice Rink, as well as a tour and goody bag from the Bodleian Library.

Marian Morgan-Bindon, head of the county’s library service, has already starting stockpiling.

She said: “I’m looking forward to reading lots of authors and escaping to where the power of reading and imagination will take me. Why not join me and take the time to get involved in Oxfordshire Reads this summer?”

Cllr Lorraine Lindsay-Gale, Cabinet member for Cultural Services, added: “There’s a wonderful selection of books across our network of libraries and Oxfordshire Reads will encourage people to try something a little bit different. I’ll be really interested to discover what people think about the books during the summer.”

For more details and terms and conditions visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/reads