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Big Buddies: Sign up for Summer 2021 Virtual Book Buddies
Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, July 29, 2021
All our Big Buddies spots are taken for Summer 2021 session
There is still room for Little Buddies:
Summer 2021 Virtual Book Buddies sign up for Big Buddies!
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM
Dates: Thursday July 15, 22, and 29. Check your schedule that you can attend all 3 meetings!
Who can be a Big Buddy? Teens entering Grades 7-12 in Fall ’21. This is a great way to get your volunteer hours if you love working with kids!
What is the Book Buddies program?
Teen volunteers, aka Big Buddies, read to their Little Buddies (Entering Grades K-4 in Fall ’21).
Little Buddies also get to practice their reading skills by reading to their Big Buddies. Little Buddies get to grow a love of reading, practice their skills, and connect with teen big buddies. Everyone joins for the first 10 minutes or so of Book Buddies and play simple group games in Zoom. Buddies will have up to 40 minutes to read together in their own Breakout Rooms.
Things Big Buddies need:
-Be available: Thursday 7/15, 7/22, and 7/29, between 4:00-5:00 PM.
-Teens need a device (computer or laptop, iphone, Android phone, etc.) with Zoom downloaded AND a camera or webcam.
-A pack of at least 22 books (about 10 picture books, 10 beginning readers, and 2 chapter books) from the Avon Free Public Library. You can come any time the library is open to pick out the books yourself, OR call (860) 673-9712 ext 3 to ask them to make a pile of books for you to get that same day!