Big Buddy sign up for WINTER 2021 BOOK BUDDIES
Thursday, February 18 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, March 5, 2021
Winter 2021 Virtual Book Buddies sign up for Big Buddies!
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM
Dates: Thursday February 11, 18, 25, and Thursday March 4. Check your schedule that you can attend all 4 meetings!
Who can be a Big Buddy? Teens in Grades 7-12. 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 (kids in Grades K-3).
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 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, and 3/4 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 call (860) 673-9712 extension 211 to do 1 of 2 options:
a) Make an appointment to visit the 2nd Floor Children’s Department to pick out your books yourself.
b) Ask the librarians to pick out a mix of books for you. Once your books are ready you will receive an email to call the Circulation Desk to arrange a time to get the books from the Curbside Pickup table.