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Face-painting, juggling, a petting zoo, kite-making and a witches’ birthday party are on offer at city libraries from next week.

On Monday, the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge is launching the Story Lab, an initiative encouraging children to get into the habit of reading.

Alongside lots of fun events every primary school pupil who registers for the project can collect rewards by reading six books over the holidays.

Culture and leisure convener Richard Lewis said: “The reading challenge is a fantastic way of entertaining the kids this summer, as well as a fun way to work on their literacy skills.

“Every child deserves the best start in life and getting stuck into reading will help to give them that.”

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