Renfrewshire libraries are set to host a summer reading challenge during the school holidays.

The 'Marvellous Makers' Summer Reading Challenge will launch on Saturday (June 22) at 10.30am at Paisley Central Library with children’s author Lindsay Littleson.

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In partnership with Create, an arts charity, the challenge is aimed at children aged between four and 11, encouraging them to explore new books and stories while participating in free activities, ranging from arts and crafts to music and dance.

The challenge aims to prevent the learning loss children may experience over the summer holidays.

The libraries also reward young readers with incentives such as free swim passes for OneRen swimming pools and cinema tickets, sponsored by Consilium Contracting Services, for one winner in each library.

There will also be a special prize from Booster Cushion Theatre and an author visit for the schools with the best completion rates.

Last year, more than 685,000 children across the UK participated in the challenge.

Karen Napier, chief executive officer of The Reading Agency, said: "The Summer Reading Challenge sparks children's creativity and imagination through reading.

"Developed with Create, this year's 'Marvellous Makers' theme will inspire kids' inner storytellers and makers."

Andrew Givan, children and young people co-ordinator at OneRen, said: "We look forward to welcoming families to our libraries again this year for what promises to be another amazing programme of activities with reading at its heart."