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Can you help with the Summer Reading Challenge?

Lorna Morris 3rd Jul, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

LIBRARIES across Worcestershire are calling for young volunteers to help with a special summer reading challenge.

Worcestershire Libraries and Learning Service are looking for volunteers aged 12 to 24 to help with The Big Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016 which launched on Saturday (June 25).

The national scheme, which is run each year by The Reading Agency, encourages children aged four to 12 years old to read six or more books during the school summer holidays.

Volunteers are needed from June 25 to September 24 to help at events and in libraries across the county in such roles as general volunteer, book specialist, promoter or event planner.

With a chance to build confidence, meet new friends and gain work experience, volunteers will only need to provide a minimum of five hours of their time over the summer.

Coun Lucy Hodgson, cabinet Member for Localism and Communities, said: “Volunteering for The Summer Reading Challenge is such a valuable experience. Last year we had 158 volunteers aged between 12 and 24 years and received lots of positive feedback about the experience. I would certainly urge all young people to get involved.”

To find out more information about volunteering for the Summer Reading Challenge visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/librariesandlearning or contact Natalie McVey on 07876 144905.

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