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Summer Reading Challenge volunteering now open

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19 April 2022

Essex Library Service is looking for volunteers aged 14 or over to help children develop their enjoyment of reading through Gadgeteers, the Summer Reading Challenge for 2022.

We’re expecting that thousands of children across the county will once again come to the library to take part in a fun reading activity during the summer holidays. Their challenge will be to read six books - their reward will be stickers and a medal.

Gadgeteers will run from Saturday 16 July to Saturday 3 September 2022.

As a volunteer you’re likely to be helping library staff to:

  • Join children to the Summer Reading Challenge
  • Talk to children (mainly aged 4 to 11) about their books
  • Hand out stickers and rewards.

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

For more information please see the Role Description.

Applications are open until Sunday 19 June and the process is quick and easy. So, come and join us to help the Gadgeteers discover the amazing world of science and innovation all around us!