Library volunteers needed for summer fun

Merton Library & Heritage Service is planning fun-filled summer crammed with activities for younger users throughout the holidays. And they are looking for volunteers to help them make the most of the sunny days.

The Summer Reading Challenge will run in every Merton library, encouraging children to read a book a week for six weeks. This year the theme is the “Reading Maze” and will include colouring and bookmark design competitions along with a personal record card for each child participating.

In addition to this libraries are opening up to run even more activities: Arts &craft sessions, music, drama, as well as reading groups. The Lending Time project is inviting interested people to come forward to volunteer to support these activities.

Kate Stevens, Library Officer with responsibility for services to children says: “Libraries come alive in the summer, but there is always a demand for us to do more. We know that there are people out there with the skills and enthusiasm to help us run additional children’s activities and we’d love them to come forward and volunteer to work with us”.

Andrew Chadwick, Lending Time Project Manger says: “For those who like working with young people, volunteering over the summer is a great opportunity. For people with a couple of hours to spare a week over the summer period, it’s a brilliant way to get involved”.

For more details, contact Andrew Chadwick, Lending Time Project Manager on 020 8648 4070