Volunteer to enhance and encourage students ages 6-10 with their reading skills

Responsibilities
  • Read aloud to children using a dialogic reading method.
  • Assist children in one-on-one reading sessions.
  • Encourage the development of reading skills through interactive games.
  • Promote the use of library resources by referring children to an on-staff specialist, when appropriate.
  • Ability to make a minimum commitment of two to three hours per week.
Required Skills
  • A strong commitment to working with children.
  • A friendly and approachable manner.
  • The ability to get along with a diverse group of children.
  • Knowledge of languages other than English is a plus.
Program Notes
  • Training is provided.
  • Shifts are available at select library locations during Summer Reading 2019 (June 1st – August 31st ).
  • BPL will conduct an investigative background check on volunteers 18 and older, which may be used when considering a prospective volunteer's application.
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