Essex Libraries needs volunteer visitors to bring joy to people

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ESSEX Libraries are looking for additional volunteer visitors to make their Home Library Service more accessible to everyone.

People who are unable to visit the library, due to having ill health, disability or caring responsibilities, will benefit from the increase of volunteers in the library. With more volunteers helping customers with the library’s excellent choice of books, large print, audio or e-audio books and DVDs, it will enable customers to enjoy what the library has to offer.

Cllr Sue Barker, Essex County Council’s cabinet member, has a responsibility of the managements of libraries.

Cllr Sue Barker said: ‘Taking the library to people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to use it, makes a huge difference to their quality of life.

‘Our volunteers tell us how rewarding they find this role, so if you have a few spare hours each month and would like to get involved with something that’s really worthwhile, please consider volunteering.’

If you enjoy talking to people and have a few hours to spare each month, you can make a difference to people’s lives, bringing the joy of reading to those who are unable to visit the library.

For further information on how you can volunteer, please contact your local library, telephone 0345 603 7628, or visit the volunteering section on the libraries website page: libraries.essex.gov.uk/volunteering-with-libraries/

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