BOOKWORMS are being encouraged to get to know what is on offer from their local library as part of a national week celebrating libraries.

The theme of this year’s National Libraries Week will be books and reading - highlighting the contribution that libraries make to 'building a country of readers, providing access through digital support, services and activities'.

Throughout the week, activities for adults and children will be on offer online via social media.

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Oxfordshire County Council’s libraries have a range of online services such as information sources and e-books.

The council commented that: "There are some great books available to explore and borrow in any of the 24 libraries which are open to the public plus a vast range of electronic media."

The news comes as Chinnor, Woodgreen, Charlbury and Wychwood libraries are set to reopen this month after others across the county have successfully reopened.

Councillor Lorraine Lindsay-Gale Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for education and cultural services, said: “I hope that Libraries Week will provide the inspiration for people to visit our libraries, help bring the community together and find out more about all the ways we can help readers of all ages access books, e-books, audiobooks and magazines and learn how to find out about online job hunting via Learn my Way available from home or on a library computer.

“Everyone is welcome and the library is free to join.”

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