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4 October 2017

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A Day in the Life of a Reading Hacker: Aimee

“I struggle with anxiety so doing the volunteer program was always going to be hard, but being a volunteer has helped me overcome my fears”

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4 October 2017

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#LibrariesWeek: What makes your library special?

“What makes my library special is that it is a social hub for the community. It is important to me because it has given me confidence and given me chances to do things I thought I would never do."

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31 August 2017

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How to keep volunteering after the summer

Your volunteering experience doesn’t need to come to an end when summer does. Here’s how you can stay involved the rest of the year

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16 August 2017

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A Day in the Life of a Reading Hacker: Leah from Gateshead

Leah is new to Reading Hack, but loved getting involved in a special Spiegel Tent rhymetime event.

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23 May 2017

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Find out about summer volunteering

Do you want to gain new skills and experience that will look great on your CV? Do you want to meet new people? Do you want to help children enjoy reading? Want to give back to your community? By volunteering for the Summer Reading Challenge you’re achieving all these things.

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4 October 2016

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What do you read to boost your mood?

We’re putting together a list of mood-boosting books for young people, and we want your recommendations!

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16 June 2016

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Volunteering can count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

You may not have heard already, but volunteers of the Summer Reading Challenge can count their hours towards achieving the volunteering section of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award!

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24 December 2015

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Reading Hack and Arts Award

You can use lots of Reading Hack activities and volunteering hacks towards getting an Arts Award.

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2 December 2015

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Helping Others

Volunteering (also called social action) involves doing something practical for other people to change their lives, community, or society for the better.

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23 November 2015

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Reading Hack and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Did you know that some of the Reading Hack activities and volunteering hacks can count towards the volunteering section of your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE)?