Nottinghamshire County Council library service needs your help

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Could you spare around 12 to 15 hours this summer and do you like books? If so, Nottinghamshire County Council is keen to hear from you.

The county council is once again preparing to take part in promoting the Summer Reading Challenge to young people in schools across the county.

Every summer, in a bid to promote reading, children aged between four and 11 years old are invited to spend part of the holidays reading six books.

Those who continue on the exciting reading journey collect stickers and incentives on the way and those who read all six books receive a medal.

Volunteers, aged 14 and over, are needed to listen to children talk about the books they read as well as give out the stickers and rewards. People who take part in lending a hand will gain new skills and build confidence, meet new people and receive a certificate. There are around 19 libraries in Nottinghamshire taking part, and the county council will be able to pay travel expenses to volunteers.

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge, from Saturday, 14th July to Monday 10th September, has the following theme – Story Lab - and is once again sure to attract a lot of interest in libraries across the county.

To view the full list of libraries taking part and get an application form

Telephone: Carolyn Gallagher on 0115 925 5168, email: or visit the web page by clicking here.

The closing date for applications is Monday 30 April 2012 and as this volunteering opportunity involves working with children, a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check will be made on all applicants over 16.