Pupils recommend summer reading

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HIGH school pupils have been giving up their own free time this summer to help younger readers discover the world of books.

Woodfarm and St Ninian’s students aged 12 to 16 have spent their summer volunteering at Giffnock library on a holiday reading challenge.

Their job is to support young library users taking part in the summer reading challenge, by helping them select books and handing out stickers and prizes.

There’s plenty of work to be done, with more than 1,000 children across East Ren taking part in the summer scheme.

Community services and safety convener Mary Montague thanked all volunteers for helping junior readers.

She added: “It’s is wonderful to see the enthusiasm they have in passing on the love of reading and books.Not only does it help encourage the children, but helps our young people gain fantastic new skills and experience and make a positive contribution to their community.”

The summer programme runs across every library in the area, and encourages children aged five to 12 to select and read six books.

As they progress, the young readers receive goodies, and a certificate and medal when they finish the challenge.