23 June 2021  |  G Denison

North Yorkshire County Libraries are looking for enthusiastic young people aged between 13 and 24 to get involved in Wild World Heroes, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Children across North Yorkshire visit their library to take part in this national scheme, and the library service needs volunteers to help them register, choose books, talk to them about the books they’ve read and assist with library activities.

North Yorkshire Outreach Librarian Lyndsay Glover said: “It’s a brilliant opportunity for young volunteers and a really good chance to see what it’s like in a working environment.

“It’s great for their CV and personal statement. These days they need something to make them stand out.

“It’s a great opportunity to get to know the community and good to develop a love of reading in young people.”

This year, the Summer Reading Challenge focuses on Wild World Heroes in association with the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Find more information on this year’s Summer Reading Challenge – Wild World Heroes.

To get involved as a volunteer, pop into your local library for a chat or email libraries@northyorks.gov.uk. Volunteers need to sign up by July 1.

Find details for your local library.

Scroll to Top