Appeal for help with summer reading challenge

A Suffolk Libraries volunteer at Framlingham listening to a youngster reading. Picture: SUFFOLK LIBR

A Suffolk Libraries volunteer at Framlingham listening to a youngster reading. Picture: SUFFOLK LIBRARIES - Credit: Suffolk Libraries

Suffolk Libraries is hoping for another successful summer of reading, as it launches this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with an appeal for volunteers.

This year’s theme is Mischief Makers, inspired by the iconic children’s comic The Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.

The reading challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. In 2017, 8,362 children took part in Suffolk, the highest number ever.

Krystal Vittles, Suffolk Libraries development manager and children’s lead, said: “The role of volunteers is vital and we’re always keen to get people on board as early as we can to make the campaign as successful as possible. It’s a great opportunity to get some experience working with children, it’s very rewarding and is something people of all ages can get involved with.”

For details of how to volunteer, contact your local library or register online.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus