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Coventry Libraries are looking for young volunteers this Summer 2017

Published Thursday, 11 May 2017

Coventry libraries are looking for volunteers aged 14 to 18 who enjoy spending time with young children to help staff run the Animal Agents Summer Reading Challenge 2017.

Young people who are interested just need to complete a simple online application form at www.coventry.gov.uk/src.

Young volunteers will be able to gain skills and experience by helping staff to run the very popular summer reading challenge.  This will include talking to young children and helping them to choose new books, helping out with summer activities, events, displays and helping with digital technology. 

Further information about the Summer Reading Challenge 

Over the summer holidays this year all libraries are running a Summer Reading Challenge for children aged 4 to 11 called “Animal Agents”.  Children are asked to read six books over the holidays.  They make a number of visits to the library to borrow or change their books, tell the staff what they have read and take part in activities.  They receive goodies at each visit and if they complete the challenge they receive a special certificate and medal at an awards ceremony. 

Dave Lloyd, Service Development Manager at Coventry City Council, said “This will be our fourth year of welcoming young volunteers in to our libraries and we know what a valuable experience it has proven to be for staff, young volunteers and our children taking part.  We are really looking forward to running it again this year.  This is a great opportunity for young people to get some work experience and a chance to build on their skills and confidence.  It’s also a great experience to add to a CV.”

For more information call in to any Coventry library or go to www.coventry.gov.uk/src.

Closing date for online applications is Sunday 11 June 2017. 

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