Cheshire West and Chester’s Libraries are inviting adults to participate in book reading this summer.

The initiative follows the success of the previous Adult Read Two challenge, where adults are encouraged to read a minimum of two books.

The reading period will be from July 6 to September 8, and those aged 13 to 15 can participate with parental consent.

The reading range can include a library book, an eBook, or an eAudiobook.

Entrants stand a chance to win £50 worth of book vouchers through a prize draw.

A similar book voucher prize will also be awarded for 13 to 17-year-olds.

The Adult Read Two is a spin-off of the highly-acclaimed Summer Reading Challenge, attracting thousands of school-aged children each year.

As well as the chance to win prizes, participation has potential health and wellness benefits.

Reading a book for just six minutes can be more relaxing than a hot drink, music, or the television, with significant impacts on stress levels.

Whether it’s an intense thriller or a romantic saga, reading can enhance an individual's health and wellbeing.

Libraries are making it easy this year, by allowing people to sign up to the library online, and all books count.

Instant access to free online resources including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and eNewspapers is available upon joining the library online.

From August 1, book enthusiasts can join the #BooketList, a compilation of 30 favourite books as selected by the Libraries team.

It will serve as a reading guide over the summer, enticing readers to react and engage on social media.

Additionally, there will be a murder mystery evening at Lache Library on July 16.

Multi-million-selling crime novelist Simon McCleave will be touring several libraries, including Helsby Library on July 23, Great Boughton Library on August 15, Sandiway Library on August 29, and finally at Neston Library on September 5.

Mr McCleave’s series of DI Ruth Hunter books based on Snowdonia will soon be filmed as a major television series.

More details, along with terms and conditions, on Adults Read Two can be accessed from July 6 at the official Cheshire West and Chester website.