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  • "This really is a super initiative, it will help youngsters to appreciate the value of our libraries.

    There is a real danger of us losing our libraries, not because of funding issues, but because of new technology, some have asked 'why do we need libraries?'.

    Libraries provide a warm, cosy and safe environment for the elderly and the poor to go when there is nowhere else.
    I would like to see Northwich library stock a wider range of papers and magazines for the elderly. More comfortable chairs (reclining perhaps) for snoozing and a proper smoking retreat at the back (not the front in the street.)

    We don't need to spend a fortune on expensive books that no one will ever read. Technical research can be done on the internet, its much quicker."
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Storybook challenge for youngsters at mid Cheshire libaries

Storybook challenge for youngsters

Storybook challenge for youngsters

First published in News Northwich Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

CHILDREN and young people are being invited to turn the page on a new reading adventure this summer.

Libraries across west Cheshire are holding a Summer Reading Challenge for children and are looking for volunteers aged between 13 and 24 to help out.

Volunteers will be recruited as reading activists and given training to help library staff in duties like encouraging children to complete the challenge, Mythical Maze, and help with displays, events and craft activities.

The Summer Reading Challenge is free for young readers to join and runs from Saturday, July 12, until Saturday, September 13.

Children can collect their Mythical Maze membership pack from any west Cheshire library, read six books from the selection available and collect stickers and prizes along the way.

Volunteering opportunities are available at Barnton and Wharton libraries in mid Cheshire.

For an application form and information visit, email: or ring 01244 977380 and ask for the reading activist coordinator.

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