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Coventry Libraries are looking for young volunteers this summer

Published Friday, 18 May 2018

Coventry libraries are looking for volunteers aged 14 to 18 who enjoy spending time with young children to help staff run the ‘Mischief Makers’ Summer Reading Challenge 2018.

Young people who are interested just need to complete a simple online application form at

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. 

Over the summer holidays this year all libraries are running a Summer Reading Challenge for children aged 4 to 11 called “Mischief Makers”.  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.

Cllr Kevin Maton, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills said: “We are now in to our fifth year of welcoming young volunteers in to our libraries and we know what a valuable experience it has been. This is a great opportunity for young people to get some experience in a work environment and a chance to build on their skills and confidence.”   

For more information call in to any Coventry library or go to

Closing date for online applications is Sunday 10 June 2017. 


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