Help Children Improve Their Reading Skills
Learning to read is an essential developmental skill. The ability to read and comprehend reading material is paramount for not only a child’s education, but for success in daily life. Help children ages 5-11 years old, expand their vocabulary and strengthen their comprehension skills, so they may become strong confident readers.
- Encourage the development of reading and comprehension skills through interactive activities, i.e. drawing pictures to visualize a story.
- Develop strategies for learning new vocabulary while reading.
- Engage reluctant readers through a variety of genres.
- Use library resources to prepare reading materials and activities for children.
- Promote the use of library resources by referring children to an on-staff specialist, when appropriate.
- 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.
- Training is provided.
- Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of two hours per week, for a period of at least three months.
- BPL will conduct an investigative background check on volunteers 18 and older, which may be used when considering a prospective volunteer's application.
Assist children in one-on-one or in small group reading sessions.