Denbighshire Libraries won a Highly Commended award at the Marketing Excellence Awards for libraries, museums and archives in Wales, at a ceremony held at the National Library of Wales last week. The Awards recognise the fantastic work being done by staff in museums, archives and libraries across Wales, often with very limited resources.
The Award was won for Denbighshire’s Reading Hack young volunteers project which created volunteering opportunities in libraries for young people to support children participating and completing the Summer Reading Challenge.
Receiving the award from the judge Prof. Jonathan Deacon on behalf of Denbighshire Libraries, Bethan M. Hughes said: “We are delighted that the success of this project has been recognised. 38 young volunteers gave almost 800 hours of their time in total and created an energetic and youthful buzz in the libraries. This cohort of engaged, enthusiastic young people are now out in the big wide world sharing their positive volunteering experiences with their friends and the world, projecting a positive image of libraries as places which support young people to achieve life skills and as cool places to be.”
Over forty entries were submitted to this year’s Marketing Excellence Awards from libraries, museums and archive services across Wales.