Each year we have students volunteering in the library as part of the Service requirement for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. These students assist with returns, collate statistics, help with displays, and search online for book summaries and cover images of new books. They also learn how to cover and repair books.
They quickly become independent workers, knowing what jobs need doing and working efficiently and diligently with all tasks. They are a great assistance to the library staff, allowing the staff to concentrate on other duties.
Written by BGS Library Technician Bernadette van den Hout