Volunteers wanted for library scheme

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Animal Agents volunteers needed for St Helens Libraries this summer!

Are you aged 13 to 19, love books and have spare time to inspire younger children? Then St Helens Libraries Service wants to hear from you.

Every year Reading Hack volunteers aged 13-24 help libraries make the Summer Reading Challenge a success across the country. Reading Hack is a programme led by young people who do reading activities and volunteering, called hacks, to gain skills and experience.

During the Summer Reading Challenge 2017, Animal Agents will engage thousands of children in St Helens to read over the long school holidays.

Children are challenged to read six books collecting stickers and are rewarded with a certificate and medal if they complete.

What will you do? You will help library staff to run the challenge – for the whole holidays or a few weeks. You can talk to children about the books they’ve been reading and help with summer activities, plus you can help us inspire children to read by working with Bert, our reading dog or work at one of our libraries when Zoo Lab bring in animal creepy crawlies who like to read!

What’s in it for you? The opportunity to gain valuable work experience and have a chance to make a positive contribution to the community, plus this is an opportunity to be part of a national programme that inspires others to read. What’s not to like?

Places are limited so for more details on becoming a volunteer and to register your interest, please contact Kathryn Boothroyd on 01744 677486 or email kathrynboothroyd@sthelens.gov.uk