Libraries on lookout for young volunteers to help with reading challenge

23 May 2014

North Yorkshire Libraries are looking for enthusiastic young people to get involved in Mythical Maze, this year’s reading challenge. Every year thousands of children flock to the library to take part in this national scheme and we need help.

The Summer Reading Challenge is one of North Yorkshire’s success stories – more than 10,000 children will participate this year. By taking part in this activity you will be contributing to helping even more children improve their future chances by becoming more enthusiastic readers.

You will be involved with registering children onto the challenge, assisting them to choose books, encouraging the children to talk about the books they have read and helping with activity events within the library.


County Councillor Chris Metcalfe, North Yorkshire’s executive member for Library and Information Services said: The Summer Reading Challenge is a great incentive to encourage children to read and use libraries over the summer – every year the reading challenge gets better and better and more and more children join in.

This is a wonderful volunteering opportunity for young people to gain experience of working with children. The volunteers will encourage the children to complete their ‘Mythical Maze’ challenge and to promote the library as a place of wonder, excitement and fun.


If you enjoy working with children and would like to play a part in encouraging them to read and have fun over the school holidays, we’d love to hear from you.

To apply or to find out more, go to: or contact your local library. Please apply by 30 Jun 2014.

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