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Teenagers and Young Adults

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Reading Hack

Reading Hack is a programme led by young people aged 13-24 who do reading activities and volunteering, called hacks to gain skills and experience.

'Hack' means changing something in an extraordinary way; can you think of ways to get young people reading? If you can, come along and join us:

Poole Central Library, Wednesdays (term time), 4.30pm - 5.30pm.

Check out some of the hacks they have done on their YouTube channel.

'Cover-to-Cover' Teenage Book Group

Poole Central Library, 1st Wednesday of every month (term time), 4.30pm - 5.30pm.

Summer Reading Challenge Volunteering

Become a Reading Hack volunteer and help children read with the Summer Reading Challenge 2017.

As a Reading Hack volunteer you will:

  • Build skills
  • Get experience for your CV
  • Meet new people
  • Support your community
  • Have a fun, rewarding experience by helping others enjoy reading

Find out more here, call Katy on 01202 262429 or email: k.waters@poole.gov.uk

Duke of Edinburgh and other accreditation schemes are welcome.

Teenage & Young Adult's Loyalty Card

If you are aged 13-24 you are entitled to some great rewards, including free DVD or CD hire, after six visits to your local library (subject to availability and age restrictions). Ask staff for details.

NSPCC and Childline

If you are a child or young adult under 19 and need help with any issue you're going through you can contact Childline online, or call 0800 1111. 

If you are concerned about the safety and welfare of a child or young adult you know, you can contact the NSPCC online, or call 0808 800 5000.