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Summer Reading Challenge volunteering applications open now

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28 February 2020

Essex Libraries are looking for volunteers aged 14 or over to help children develop their enjoyment of reading through Silly Squad, Summer Reading Challenge 2020.

Every year thousands of children across the county come to the library to take part in a fun reading activity during the summer holidays. The challenge is to read six books and their reward is stickers and a medal.

As a volunteer you'll help library staff to:

  • Join children to the Summer Reading Challenge
  • Talk to children about their books
  • Hand out stickers and rewards

You’ll have fun and gain new skills - and it’s great for your CV!

We're looking for volunteers who can commit to a minimum of 18 hours from Saturday 18 July to Tuesday 1 September 2020.

For more information please see the Role Description.

Applications are open until 14 June and the process is quick and easy, so help us to have a laugh this summer! (To apply to be a volunteer in Southend or Thurrock, please check their websites.)