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Summer Reading Challenge

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Summer Reading Challenge Young Volunteers

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Do you have a few hours to spare over the summer? Aged 14-18?

Spend a few hours volunteering in libraries to help us run the Summer Reading Challenge this year and we can offer you:

  • Work experience to help when you are applying for paid jobs
  • Valuable experience to add to your CV
  • A general reference that you can use when applying for Higher and Further Education courses
  • The chance to build on your skills and confidence and meet new people

What will volunteers be doing?

You could help staff out with the Summer Reading Challenge during our busiest times, offering a valuable experience for staff, young volunteers and our children taking part in the challenge. 

Volunteer work may include:

  • Helping staff to administer the challenge
  • Helping children to choose new books and chat about the books they are reading
  • Helping with summer activities, events, display work
  • Helping children to use the Summer Reading Challenge website and other digital technology

What is the Summer Reading Challenge?

Over the summer holidays this year our libraries are running a great Summer Reading Challenge for children aged eleven and under 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. 

How to apply

Applications to volunteer are now closed.

You will be contacted by the end of June to let you know which library you have been allocated to based on the information provided in your application.

Central Library


Tel: 024 7683 2314

Fax: 024 7622 0465

Central Library
Smithford Way

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