Somerset County Council is calling on young people to sign up as volunteers for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.
Last year almost 100 young people volunteered with Somerset Libraries to help encourage children to read during the summer holidays, a time when a child’s reading habits can reduce.
This year’s theme is Record Breakers and volunteers will get involved in lots of activities to help inspire children to read at least six books over the summer holidays.
Volunteers will get involved in a variety of activities at the library. Last year they found themselves designing craft activities and creating displays for the library walls as well as the day-to-day work of helping the children to find books. Volunteers will also be responsible for registering children for the Summer Reading Challenge and recording and celebrating their progress with stickers, certificates and medals.
Young people all over Somerset have been expressing an interest in volunteering, with applications already flooding in.
If you are aged 13 to 25 and would like more information and an application form, visit your local library or go to www.srchallenge.weebly.com
The closing date for applications is Friday 22 May.