LIBRARIES across Oxfordshire will launch a competition offering free family days out.

Oxfordshire County Council's 43 libraries will invite readers to fill in a postcard explaining their favourite summer reads, to fit themes of 'history makers' or 'having a laugh'.

Each person who takes part in the 'Oxfordshire Reads' scheme, which runs from today until September 8, will be entered into a prize draw featuring tickets to some of the county's best attractions.

Carol Stitson, the council's lead librarian for reading, health and culture, said: "Readers enjoy finding out what other people love reading.

"Seeing what someone else has said about a book can also encourage a reader to try something different.”