The hard work of Reading Activists St Helens was celebrated recently. Here's how it was reported by the local press:
Well done to well-read volunteers
Young volunteers from St Helens have been recognised for their work on the national Reading Activists programme.
The 11-19 year olds received their Y4V (Youth for Volunteering) awards after helping to organise a series of events and activities in local libraries for young people.
The group organised a cartoon workshop, while the Reading Activists programme has helped to attract some big name authors to Central Library including Darren Shan, Gregg Olsen and - on Saturday 8 June - Kate Maryon, who will be talking to young people about her latest novel, Invisible Girl.
The Reading Activists scheme aims to give young people new skills and opportunities through reading activities in their local libraries and communities.
Working alongside librarians, Reading Activists volunteers organise creative reading and writing events - gaining new skills and accreditation for volunteering along the way, and meeting writers, artists and other creative people.
Interested in building your CV through volunteering or like the idea of meeting new friends whilst helping out at your local library? Find out more about our young people's programmes and what you can do for yourself and for your local community.