Volunteers wanted for Summer Reading Challenge

Summer pictureNottingham City Council are recruiting volunteers for The Summer Reading Challenge hoping numbers will exceed the 100 people that signed up last year


.The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to read up to six books from the library and earn rewards. It takes place every year during summer holidays and scheme organisers say it is a great way for children to become avid readers as it boosts their literary skills.

This year a number of local libraries are involved and are recruiting volunteers for the challenge. They do a variety of jobs including talking to the children about their favourite and least favourite books.

Steve Powell, Team Librarian of Children and Young people at Nottinghamshire County Council said:

” If we recruit volunteers to actually be the front faces of the challenge it really does increase participation”

Volunteering is a great way to help the younger generation and build up your  CV. Steve Powell tell us how volunteers can be seen as role models for the children.

Nottinghamshire County Council is looking for people aged 14 upwards to commit up to 15 hours between July 24th – September 3rd.

The following libraries are recruiting  for volunteers now:

Arnold Library, Balderton Library, Beeston Library, Calverton Library, Carlton Library, East Leake Library, Eastwood Library, Forest Town Library, Hucknall Library, Kirkby-in- Ashfield Library, Mansfield Library, Mansfield Woodhouse Library, Mapperly Library, Newark Library, Retford Library, Southwell Library, Stapleford Library, Sutton-in-Ashfield Library, Warsop Library, West Bridgeford Library and Worksop Library

Volunteers have until May 20th to sign up for The Summer Reading Challenge

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