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Reading Festival Reading to Children/Mahoosive Student Storytime

This opportunity takes place on 23 Feb 2022

As part of City of Culture the libraries of Coventry (public, Warwick, CU) are hosting a number of reading events one of which is publically reading out loud to children throughout a day in February Half Term. We are asking for volunteers to read out loud for 10-20mins from a selected or favourite children’s book. It could be ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ or Captain Underpants or Harry Potter.

Join the volunteer team in reading stories out loud to Coventry children.

Hours per week

One off volunteering Activity

Hours details

On one day only: 23/02/22 10am-5pm – 10-20min slots – possibility to do more than one.

Training available

Librarians available to assist with book selection and some guidance on reading to a young audience


Coventry Central Library

DBS required?


Benefits to self

Personal satisfaction in sharing great stories with others; excellent opportunity to improve public speaking/storytelling/acting skills; contributing to the community and helping to build community; cv enhancement; promoting CU and CU values in the community.

Benefits to others

Children and parents entertained, enthralled and excited by your delivery and the story you are sharing; helping to create a shared love of reading and books in both children and adults.

Transport details

N/A – Central Library within walking distance of CU.

Time commitment

Preparation time eg. 1hr Event time 10-20mins plus 10 mins before reading slot


University and public librarians to train, encourage and appreciate your investment of time and energy.


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