Are you aged 13-24, or do you know someone who is?
Looking for something fun and rewarding to do this summer?
Why not volunteer in your local library and help support the Summer Reading Challenge.
Every summer, public libraries, in partnership with The Reading Agency, run the Summer Reading Challenge.
This encourages children aged 4-12 to read up to six books of their own choice over the summer, gaining rewards along the way and developing a life-long love of reading for pleasure. Last year, 53,900 children took part in the Challenge in the North West, an increase of 2.65% from 2015. The Summer Reading Challenge Impact Research, carried out by UKLA in 2009 showed that participation in the Challenge contributed to maintaining levels of commitment and achievement in reading, preventing the “summer holiday dip”.
In 2016, 469 young people aged 12-24 contributed to the success of the Challenge by volunteering in libraries across the North West, sharing their enthusiasm for reading by listening to children talking about the books they’d read and helping to run Challenge-themed events in libraries. The Summer Reading Challenge volunteering Impact research, carried out by OPM in 2014 shows that volunteering impacts positively on young people, enables them to make a positive difference to their local area and places young people at the centre of the volunteering offer in libraries, places an emphasis on developing certain sets of skills that improve employability and are known to help prepare young people for the realities of work.
The opportunity is open to anyone aged from 13-24. Prospective volunteers can apply online via our website, www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/libraries, or join us at a drop in session to find out more.
Friday 2 June 4—6pm Northwich Library
Monday 5 June 3.30 - 5pm Ellesmere Port Library
Tuesday 6 June 5 - 6.30pm Upton Library
Wednesday 7 June 5—7pm Frodsham Library
Wednesday 7 June 3.30—5pm Winsford Library