Agents needed for Thornbury Library

May 30 2017

Thornbury Library is on the look out for volunteers to help run their summer reading challenge.

Thornbury Library is on the look out for volunteers to help run their summer reading challenge. 

Animal Agents is the theme of this year’s popular challenge, and those volunteers who sign up will spend their time talking to children about the books they’ve been reading and helping with a range of activities in the library. 

Ellie, aged 17, who volunteered last summer said: ‘Volunteering has been a really enjoyable experience.  It has helped me to meet new people and develop my confidence when communicating with others.’ 

Martin Burton, from South Gloucestershire Council said “Volunteering for the Summer Reading Challenge gives young people a valuable opportunity to gain confidence, skills and experience which increases employability. It’s inspiring for children to have teenager volunteers from their own community encouraging them to read.”

More than 6,600 children took part in The Big Friendly Read in South Gloucestershire last summer ,helped by over 70 volunteers. 

The theme of this year’s challenge is Animal Agents – a whole host of clever creatures, ready to solve all kinds of mysteries. It starts on 15 July and runs until 9 September. Libraries are also holding free activities throughout the holiday.

The closing date for applications is 30 June. Volunteers must be aged 13 or over.  For more information ask a member of staff or email emma.fisher@southglos.gov.uk