Summer Reading Challenge volunteers picked up valuable skills for the future this summer. To make things a little bit more exciting, we gave prizes to some of the volunteers who got their skills badges online.
Well done Saabeh from Northamptonshire, Jessica from Dorset, Maisie from Thurrock and Caitlin from Walsall. Here's what Jessica had to say when she found out she was a winner:
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time volunteering for the Dorchester library, and have gained more confidence in working in a team and communicating with customers. This has given me valuable experience in helping children learn to read, as I wish to pursue a career in teaching. So my time at the library has been very helpful!"
Volunteers got very creative this year. A whopping 373 ideas were added to our online ideas bank throughout the summer. There were lots of fantastic ideas but we chose Tricia's 'Dragon Scales' activity as the star idea of the summer. Our runner up is Will C for his activity idea 'X-Marks the Spot'.
And finally, a huge congratulations to Somerset and Gloucestershire libraries! They won a £500 trolley dash each because their volunteers got the most online skills badges.
If you know any volunteers who would like to share their experience of volunteering for the Summer Reading Challenge this summer, they can send their stories to Kathleen Ktorides.