Summer Reading Challenge

Could you help Farnborough Library to encourage local children to read 6 books over the summer? Could you make reading fun and inspirational for them?

Tasks include:

  • Registering children for the Summer Reading Challenge on a database (laptop)
  • Explaining how the Summer Reading Challenge works to parents / carers and children
  • Listen to children talking about the books they have read
  • Give out stickers to children and update their information on the database
  • Award certificates and medals to those children that complete the challenge.

The Summer Reading Challenge is a national scheme produced by the Reading Agency.

The theme this year is Gadgeteers, a science and innovation themed Challenge that will spark children's curiosity about the world around them. 

Training will be provided.





  • Must be 14+. 
  • IT literate (must be able input data onto a laptop).
  • Good communication skills.
  • Be able to work as part of a team.
  • Friendly and approachable.
  • Be able to relate to parents / carers and young children.
  • Be punctual and reliable, attending all pre-booked sessions, or notifying staff in good time if unable to attend. 
  • The Summer Reading Challenge takes place in all Hampshire libraries.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    Age 14+
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Recruitment Process
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

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