Volunteers needed to support summer reading challenge in local libraries

Space Chase, Summer reading Challenge 2019.

South Gloucestershire Libraries are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to join the team running Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019.

Volunteers will spend their time supporting children to do the Summer Reading Challenge, talking with them about the books they’re reading and helping at a range of fun activities in the library. This is a great opportunity to develop skills in communication, team working and creative projects, whilst having fun and making new friends.

Mason, who volunteered last summer, said: “I’ve really enjoyed helping out this summer. It’s been really good to develop my communication and problem-solving skills which I know will definitely be invaluable for me in the future. The excitement of reading that children still have or had gained by the end of the summer reading challenge was a joy to see, and I was glad to be a part of that”.

More than 5,000 children took part in last year’s Summer Reading Challenge helped by 60 volunteers. The theme of this year’s challenge is Space Chase – our super space family, the Rockets, need children’s help to track down books that have been nabbed by Aliens! As children read six library books over the summer they collect special stickers to complete their mission.

Volunteers must be aged 13 or over. The closing date for applications is 30th June.

For more information ask a member of staff at any South Gloucestershire library, email libraryvolunteers@southglos.gov.uk or visit www.southglos.gov.uk/libraries

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This article originally appeared in the May 2019 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 35). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH (except August), to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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