Age: 23 years old.
Local Authority: Luton Borough Council.
Library where I am volunteering: Bury Park Library.
Best thing about volunteering for StoryLab: Participating in events like these helps children gain confidence to express their views about the books that they have read.
Apart from reading books, many children at Bury Park Library were also interested in the treasure hunt, which made them feel like they had won a competition. Most of them enthusiastically participated in this challenge, and a few of their parents were also extremely enthusiastic, perhaps because it reminded them of their childhood!
This experience also brought me back to my childhood. I wish I had taken part in events like these when I was a child. If I had had more access to libraries in my country growing up then I am sure that I would have acquired the habit of reading much earlier. Apart from the usual academic curriculum, libraries help children explore non-academic books which will help them to relieve stress from their daily routine.
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