Category Archives: Summer Reading Challenge

The Experience Of Three Summer Reading Challenge Young Volunteers

Alfie: ‘Volunteering here at Jubilee Library has been absolutely amazing, fantastic and fabulous this summer! I highly recommend it to anyone who is stuck for things to do in their summer holidays! J’ Ellis: ‘I’ve loved to volunteer over the summer: … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Challenge Blog Post By Olivia

What’s it all about? The Summer Reading Challenge is a project set up by The Reading Agency which was set up in 1999 to encourage children to read over the summer holidays. It is aimed at children aged 4 – … Continue reading

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Carlos’ 5 favourite World Records

Hello, Carlos here. My first blog post as a volunteer last year was a top 5; I decided to continue the tradition. This year, I am talking about my personal favourite world records. Some of you can even read about … Continue reading

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Hello All! The Challenge Has Begun

School’s out for summer and it is time to get involved with the event of the year: The Summer Reading Challenge. At Jubilee Library alone over 255 children signed up in the first week of its launch. But what were … Continue reading

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How Is Summer Reading Different To Winter Reading?

How is summer reading different to winter reading? I’m not sure. The danger of dropping your book in the pool? Getting sand between the pages? Smudging the print with sweaty fingertips? Falling asleep to find a book-shaped tan mark across … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

What does summer reading mean to me? Well, I instantly think of a long, hot summer afternoon, where I’d ideally be stretched out on my hammock, a book firmly planted in my hand, the sun stroking my face and my … Continue reading

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The 2015 Summer Reading Challenge Launch Is This Saturday!

There’s nothing like the long hot days of summer. A whole six weeks to do whatever you want without interruption. That means you get to read whatever you like, for as long as you like. If the weather’s good, you … Continue reading

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Villainous and not so villainous creatures: young volunteer Elizabeth on her Mythical Maze Workshop

On 30th August at Hove Library, there was a little corner of the children’s section with a table covered in paper and pencils. No, the stationery cupboard hadn’t exploded – it was the Mythical Maze Writing Workshop! When preparing for … Continue reading

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Mythical Montage

 To continue celebrating this year’s Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge staff at Brighton and Hove City Council have been busy organising a range of fun and interesting free craft related events in libraries throughout the city.         … Continue reading

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“Captivated by library life…” Young volunteer Rhianna shares her volunteering experience

Today is my last day with the Summer Reading Challenge this year, so here’s an overview of my thoughts on summer volunteering with the library. From my first day, arriving knowing little of what would be expected of me, to today: … Continue reading

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