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Gallery: Youngsters meet lizards and snakes at Mildenhall Library as part of their summer reading challenge

PUBLISHED: 09:45 31 July 2014 | UPDATED: 09:45 31 July 2014

Animal myths and legends at Mildenhall Library - pictured is Alexander Nunes.

Animal myths and legends at Mildenhall Library - pictured is Alexander Nunes.

Children got up-close and personal with exotic animals such as lizards and snakes at a Suffolk library for a special event.

The event at Mildenhall Library saw the youngsters learn all about their new friends from the animal kingdom.

The event was funded by the library’s friends group, and the theme was linked to this year’s summer reading challenge theme of Mythical Maze.

The summer reading challenge runs throughout the summer holidays and children can sign up to take part throughout the summer holidays.

The challenge aims to encourage children to read six books during the holidays for which they will receive a series of fun incentives and prizes. For more information contact the library on 01638 713558.

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Snow could fall in parts of Suffolk this morning as temperatures dropped overnight.

Bosses at the Eastern Enterprise Hub and University of Suffolk hope gaming and technology students will be inspired to pursue their games ideas, after it emerged the gaming industry is one of the fastest growing locally.

Police and firefighters were called to a suspected arson attack in Carlton Colville in the early hours of this morning.

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