The Summer Reading Challenge is a national intiative run by The Reading Agency and libraries across the country, aimed at 4-11 year olds. Children are encouraged to read 6 or more library books during the summer holidays.
The Summer Reading Challenge Champion will help support and assist with the planning, implementation and running of the Summer Reading Challenge at Merton Libraries.
Help to plan, organise and implement a programme of structured children's activities associated with the Summer Reading Challenge.
Assisting with the administration of the challenge including the registration of participants and collecting data for evaluation
Support children through the challengeby helping them to find and chose books, listening to them talk about their books.
Assisting with the planning, set up and delivery of events.
Any other associated tasks from time to time to be agreed.
Skills and experience:
The ability to communicate with staff, other volunteers and members of the public.
A basic understanding of how the library service operates,
Previous experience of working with children and participating in children's activities is desirable but not essential.
Reliable, confident and responsible individual, with enthusiasm and effective interpersonal skills
The ability to cope with the duties and responsibilities of the post and the associated environment, including an understanding of health and safety.
We require volunteers across all our 7 libraries: Colliers Wood, Mitcham, Morden, Pollards Hill, Raynes Park, West Barnes and Wimbledon.
The Summer Reading Challenge taks place from Saturday 8 July to Saturday 9 September.
Minimum commitment will be 16hrs per month.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for those aged 16 and over will be required as the role involves interaction with children