YOUNGSTERS are invited to don pyjamas and bring a teddy to a bedtime story event at Wantage Library tonight.

And older children are invited to dress on spooky costumes for a later session with ghost stories at the Stirlings Road library.

The free events are being put on by Oxfordshire County Council .

Judith Heathcoat, cabinet member for safer and stronger communities, said: “This is a really nice idea that will help young children see reading as a fun activity and encourage the enjoyment and pleasure reading gives.

“Just an hour or two a week can really help children to improve and enjoy their reading, and the summer break is a good opportunity for parents to introduce their children to their local library and encourage them to join.”

The Pyjama Party Bed-time stories start at 6.15pm and Scary Story-time starts at 7.15pm.

Library manager Kim Kearney said: “We’ve taken the theme of stories from around the world, and thought we should have a full night of cuddly, snuggly stories, and later some spooky, scary books. Hopefully there will be something for all the family.”

lFor more information about the event, email wantage.library@ or call 01235 762291