Library volunteers needed for summer

Northumberland Libraries are now recruiting young people aged 13-24 to volunteer in libraries this summer. The libraries have joined forces with The Reading Agency to organise the popular Summer Reading Challenge for children and volunteers can play a vital role in bringing the Challenge alive and helping children develop a love of reading.

Friday, 11th May 2018, 09:11 am
Updated Friday, 11th May 2018, 09:15 am
Berwick Library.

Last year 7,763 young volunteers supported the Summer Reading Challenge, so you will have the opportunity to share ideas and be part of the nationwide accredited Reading Hack programme. The opportunities are wide and varied from signing children up to the Summer Reading Challenge, creating library displays, running planned themed events and activities to being a reading or digital buddy for other library users.

Becoming a Reading Hack has benefits for you too; it provides valuable work experience and counts towards UCAS and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. It can provide a reference for employment and contribute to your C.V.. You would be making a positive contribution to your community and meet new friends.

To find out more drop-in to one of the following libraries where you can speak to a member of staff:

Ashington Library, Monday 14 May, 3.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

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Berwick Library, Tuesday 15 May, 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Hexham Library, Tuesday 15 May, 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Blyth Library, Tuesday 15 May, 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Cramlington Library, Wednesday 16 May, 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Prudhoe Library, Thursday 17 May, 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Morpeth Library, Friday 18 May, 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.