Become a Summer Reading Challenge Young Volunteer!

Make a difference this summerWhat you’ll get out of it
• Valuable work experience and a verified log of accrued volunteer hours
• The opportunity to develop confidence, social skills, employability and literacy skills and to make a positive contribution to your community – and a chance to make new friends

What will you be doing as a young volunteer?
• Signing children up to the challenge and helping them find and choose books
• Helping children and families to use the Summer Reading Challenge website and to download the Summer Reading Challenge app
• Helping with events and activities to help children share their reading choices and collecting feedback

What are we looking for in a young volunteer?
You will be aged between 14 and 24 years and must commit to a minimum of 3 hours per week across 4 weeks (12hrs in total over the summer).
You will need good communication skills and preferably a willingness to engage with children and families in both Welsh and English; an interest in supporting and working with children, and in books and reading; and a flexible, friendly approach to tasks undertaken, punctuality and reliability.

Contact for further information
Corwen Library helen.a.roberts@denbighshire.gov.uk
Denbigh Library llinos.davies@denbighshire.gov.uk
Llangollen Library helen.a.roberts@denbighshire.gov.uk
Prestatyn Library bethan.hughes@denbighshire.gov.uk
Rhuddlan Library beverley.kirkham@denbighshire.gov.uk
Rhyl Library bethan.hughes@denbighshire.gov.uk
Ruthin Library llinos.davies@denbighshire.gov.uk
St Asaph Library beverley.kirkham@denbighshire.gov.uk

Young Volunteers Application Form

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Ruthin Library Reading Group – 12th July, 7.30

Pidgeon TunnelThe Pigeon Tunnel – John Le Carré

‘The Pigeon Tunnel’, John le Carré’s memoir and his first work of non-fiction, is a thrilling journey into the worlds of his ‘secret sharers’ – the men and women, who inspired some of his most enthralling novels – and a testament to the author’s extraordinary engagement with the last half-century. The reader is swept along not just by the chilling winds of the Cold War or by the author’s frightening journeys into places of terrible violence but, most importantly, by the author’s inimitable voice. In this astonishing work we see our world, both public and private, through the eyes of one of this country’s greatest writers.

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Drop-in session – Police Community Support Officer, Ruthin Library

Ruthin LibraryCall in at Ruthin Library on Friday, June 30th between 1.30 and 2.30pm to meet your local Police Community Support Officer and to discuss any issues that are important to you.

Ruthin Library, Record Street, Ruthin, LL15 1DS

01824 705274

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Ann Jones AM – Surgery

Ann Jones AM will be holding her next surgery at Prestatyn Library on Friday 23rd June, 4.00 – 5.00 and Rhyl Library on Saturday 24th June, 10.00 – 11.00.

To make an appointment please call 01745 332813.

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Are you a Carer? Come and see us at Corwen Library, 15/6/17, 2.30 – 4.30

Carers Session

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Cylch Darllen Llyfrgell Rhuthun – June 20th, 2.00pm

Rebel RebelRebel rebel – Jon Gower

A collection of 21 imaginative short stories – this is Jon Gower at his best. He takes us to the four corners of the world and introduces us to fictional and real characters in both fantasy and believable situations.

The stories are colourful and diverse, both in length and theme, with many a famous rebel revered (e.g. David Bowie, Mick Jagger and James Dean).

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Ruthin Library Reading Group – 14th June, 7.30

Etta and OttoEtta & Otto & Russell & James – Emma Hooper

Etta is starting to forget. But Otto loves her and if he remembers, then surely they can balance things out? Their neighbour Russell remembers too, but differently – and he still loves Etta as much as he did more than 50 years ago, before she married Otto. Etta’s greatest unfulfilled wish, living in the rolling farmland of Saskatchewan, is to see the sea. And so, at the age of 82, she gets up very early one morning, takes a rifle, some chocolate and her best boots, and begins walking the 2000 miles to the water.

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