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Read Letter Day (Adult Group Opportunity)

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!

Program Goals

Read Letter Day is designed:

  • 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

Volunteer Recruitment Focus

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

Length of the program

  • 1-2 hours as scheduled

Volunteer 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

Volunteer 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

Volunteer Benefits

  • Promote early literacy and make a difference in the community
  • Meet other people
  • Safe and comfortable environment
  • Enjoyable experience

Program Locations

  • Central
  • Fish Creek
  • Memorial Park
  • Shawnessy
  • Village Square


Read Letter Day Contact:

Azmin Poonja Email: Azmin.Poonja@calgarypubliclibrary.com Phone: 403-260-2629

If you group or organization is interested in volunteering for the Read Letter Day program, please apply here.