Read Letter Day (Adult Group Opportunity)

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Overview

Read Letter Day offers children in daycares the opportunity to discover the joy of reading at an early age. As a group, adult volunteers come to the Library to read one on one to the children to spark their interest in reading books. Fostering an early interest in reading provides children with the key to lifelong learning. This is a perfect group opportunity for team building!

Goals

To introduce reading to young children

To instill confidence and genuine desire for lifelong learning

To provide access to the world of books and knowledge

To increase the amount of time spent reading to children in a daycare or Library setting

To provide family/caregivers information about the Library

To increase awareness and use of library resources, services and programs


Recruitment Focus

A group of 10-15 adult colleagues/friends ready to volunteer


Length

1 - 2 hours as scheduled


Qualifications

Fluent in English

Strong reading skills

Clear speaker

Patient and reliable

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to help children of diverse backgrounds and skill levels


Responsibilities

Promote and support children to enhance their reading skills

Commit to participate in the program on scheduled dates

Contact the daycare or branch contact if unable to attend a scheduled session

Fill out volunteer log sheet

Respect confidentiality


Training

Services for Children, Teens, Families (SCFT) area covers literacy trends and provides tips on reading to young children


Help Needed


All volunteer positions for this program are currently filled. Please fill out an application and we’ll contact you when a position becomes available.