Children in the north-east are in with the chance of winning free football tickets as a reward for reading.
The 4-4-2 Reading Challenge has been launched in Aberdeenshire, and will run until the middle of next May in a bid to encourage children aged between five and 12 to read more.
For every book children read, from any Live Life Aberdeenshire library, they will receive a sticker to collect on a card.
When they have read four, they can exchange their completed challenge cards at participating football clubs for a free child ticket and half-price adult ticket at any home game during the 2019/2020 season.
There are various clubs across the country taking part in the initiative including Peterhead FC, Arbroath, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Ross County and Montrose.
Chairman of Live Life Aberdeenshire’s culture and sport sub-committee, David Cook, said: “I’m thrilled our libraries will be supporting such a worthwhile initiative.
“Reading improves the mind whilst football encourages exercise and develops teamwork and leadership skills.
“I hope that young people from across Aberdeenshire get reading and enjoy cheering on their local teams.”
SPFL Trust chief executive, Nicky Reid, said: “The 4-4-2 Reading Challenge initiative is designed to encourage children who don’t regularly visit the library or sport to do so.”
Last year’s initiative was hailed a great success as 200 libraries across Scotland participated.