Summer Reading Challenge Promoter

Duston Library

Date posted: 14/05/2018

Closing date: 30/06/2018

Purpose of the role

The Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s biggest annual promotion of reading for 4-12 year-olds organised by the Reading Agency and run by public libraries. We are looking to recruit volunteers to help promote the Summer Reading Challenge by talking to children at school assemblies. Assemblies are the most effective way of telling children about what libraries have to offer during the summer; help us to let schoolchildren know all about the Summer Reading Challenge and the benefits of being a member of their local library!


What tasks may be involved?

  • Preparing information to promote the Summer Reading Challenge, guided by the library manager
  • Promoting the Summer Reading Challenge to children in local school assemblies from the middle of June until the end of July (or when the school term ends)
  • Liaising with local schools to arrange details of your visits
  • Creating eye catching adverts and posters
  • Helping to create colourful and exciting displays in the Children’s area of the library
  • Using social media to promote the Summer Reading Challenge
  • Talking to library customers about the Summer Reading Challenge, pointing out the benefits to children
  • Inspiring children to come to the library to take part

What qualities or skills would be useful?

  • Be able to talk with enthusiasm about the Summer Reading Challenge in order to inspire children to take part
  • Be confident in talking to a large group of children in a school hall
  • Be flexible and able to visit schools at different times of the school day to fit in with their school assembly times, during a 5-6 week period in June and July
  • Be able to travel independently to the schools

What would the benefits be for me?

  • Gaining and developing experience of promotion and marketing
  • Using or developing organisational and planning skills
  • Developing communication skills and confidence
  • Supporting the development of children’s literacy
  • Meeting new people and being part of the LibraryPlus team
  • Receiving a reference from the Library Manager


Times when the opportunity is taking place.

DBS check required?



To find out more about the organisation, go to


Duston Library, Pendle Road, Duston, Northampton. NN5 6DT.

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