Book in now to support summer reading scheme at Royston Library

Volunteers are needed to help the summer reading challenge connect with children

Volunteers are needed to help the summer reading challenge connect with children - Credit: Archant

Royston Volunteer Centre manager Denise Graham’s regular look at the voluntary sector in North East Herts

The Record Breakers summer Reading challenge takes place across Hertfordshire during July and August and it is all about keeping reading fun.

Each year local children head to Royston Library to sign up for this challenge which encourages children to keep enjoying the pleasure of reading throughout the summer holidays.

This is testament to the excellent job our local schools do in introducing them to the wonderful world of books.

Children are challenged to read six books and collect stickers and other rewards as they progress through the challenge.

A presentation ceremony will be held at the library in September where they all will be awarded a medal and certificate to recognise their efforts.

Volunteers are urgently needed to help the library staff who are anticipating the usual huge demand, so if you are aged 14 or over and have a minimum of 12 hours to spare over the summer why not join in the fun?

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In July, you’ll be a friendly, enthusiastic face who will be there to register children for the challenge and explain to them and their parents how to take part.

Then, as the scheme gets under way, you will have the pleasure of encouraging children to discuss what they have been reading, hearing how the books have captured their imagination and giving out rewards.

Some volunteers are also needed to help at presentation ceremony in September.

So what are you waiting for? The story is about to begin, so just get in contact with us and we will put you in touch.

You can find the centre Royston & District Volunteer Centre in the Royston Town Hall Annexe, Melbourn Street, Royston, SG8 7DA

Phone 01763 243020, email or visit the website at