Praise for young library volunteers

Emilia Hewitt is presented with her prize by Sheila Silvester, service development officer at Scarborough Library.
Emilia Hewitt is presented with her prize by Sheila Silvester, service development officer at Scarborough Library.

North Yorkshire Libraries have been recognising the help provided by young volunteers during the Summer Holidays.

More than 130 volunteers helped with Record Breakers, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

The scheme offers incentives including stickers and a medal for children aged four to 11 who manage to read six books during the summer.

At Scarborough Library 712 children signed up for the challenge and a team of 15 young volunteers aged 13 to 24 helped children to take part.

One of the volunteers, Emilia Hewitt, was the lucky winner of one of seven £50 high street vouchers offered in a prize draw for all volunteers who contributed 10 hours or more of their time over the summer.

The vouchers were funded by a Cabinet Office grant received by North Yorkshire County Council through The Reading Agency.

Emilia, aged 14, contributed 20 hours of volunteering at Scarborough Library.