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Gadgeteers Summer Reading Challenge 2022
All our libraries are ready for this year's challenge, which runs Saturday 9 July to Saturday 10 September. This is a fantastic opportunity to get kids engaged with books and reading over the holidays, collecting rewards as they read. All children who complete the challenge on or before 10 September will be entered into a countywide prize draw. Prizes include book tokens and science kits. It's fun, it's free, it's local. Help us spread the word!
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Summer Reading Challenge 2022
Download the Libby app
Do you use the OverDrive app? Try the Libby app instead! Access the same collection of digital titles from our library, but with new features, like tags to categorize books however you'd like. Give it a try today.
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How to download the Libby app
Inspiring Better Health
For health Information week 4-10 July we have put together collections of eBook and eAudio books to help improve wellbeing, for adults and kids & teens.
The Clever Guts Diet book cover
Maria's Island book cover
Inspiring Better Health eBook & eAudio collection (adults)
Inspiring Better Health eBook & eAudio collection (kids & teens)
eBook Short Story Competition:
winners announced!
Covers of 3 books: The Beyond, The Secret Tree, Getting Grandad Better.
Congratulations go to our three winners, as well as all those who sent in entries for our popular writing competition.
The winner in the adult category is Gabrielle Mullarkey’s The Beyond
The young adult winner is Izzy Borg for The Secret Tree
The winner in the children’s competition is Getting Grandad Better by Mae Mitchell
Read or listen to our short story competition winners' stories
YA Bookprize Shortlist 2022
Pile of the shortlisted YA books
Who do you think should win the YA Bookprize? 

Previous winners of the prize are Louise O’Neill’s Only Ever Yours (2015), Sarah Crossan’s One (2016), Patrice Lawrence’s Orangeboy (2017), Will Hill’s After the Fire (2018), Sara Barnard’s Goodbye, Perfect (2019), Juno Dawson’s Meat Market (2020) and Alice Oseman’s Loveless (2021).
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A snapshot of our Jubilee celebrations
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tea party inside library
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Chinnor, Goring, Benson and Thame libraries enjoying the celebrations.
Any Questions? Ask A Librarian.
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