Big Buddies: Sign up for Fall 2021 Virtual Book Buddies!

Fall 2021 Virtual Book Buddies sign up for Big Buddies!

(if you want to sign up  for Little Buddies, kids in Grades K-3, click here)

Time: 4:00-5:00 PM 

Dates: Thursday October 21, 28, November 4, 18

 (No meeting on November 11). 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 (Entering  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 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18 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 your books!

Big Buddies: Sign up for Fall 2021 Virtual Book Buddies!

Fall 2021 Virtual Book Buddies sign up for Big Buddies!

(if you want to sign up  for Little Buddies, kids in Grades K-3, click here)

Time: 4:00-5:00 PM 

Dates: Thursday October 21, 28, November 4, 18

 (No meeting on November 11). 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 (Entering  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 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18 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 your books!

Big Buddies: Sign up for Fall 2021 Virtual Book Buddies!

Fall 2021 Virtual Book Buddies sign up for Big Buddies!

(if you want to sign up  for Little Buddies, kids in Grades K-3, click here)

Time: 4:00-5:00 PM 

Dates: Thursday October 21, 28, November 4, 18

 (No meeting on November 11). 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 (Entering  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 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18 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 your books!

Big Buddies: Sign up for Fall 2021 Virtual Book Buddies!

Fall 2021 Virtual Book Buddies sign up for Big Buddies!

(if you want to sign up  for Little Buddies, kids in Grades K-3, click here)

Time: 4:00-5:00 PM 

Dates: Thursday October 21, 28, November 4, 18

 (No meeting on November 11). 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 (Entering  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 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18 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 your books!

Little Buddy signup for Fall 2020 Virtual Book Buddies

Fall 2020 Virtual Book Buddies is coming!

What is the Book Buddies program?

Little Buddies (kids in Grades K-3), practice their reading skills on teen volunteers, Big Buddies.

Little Buddies get to grow a love of reading, practice their skills, and connect with different teen big buddies.

We will play a group game for the first part of the meeting, then assign buddies to Breakout Reading Rooms. Buddies will have up to 40 minutes to read together in the Breakout Rooms.

This program will meet on Zoom.

Who are the Big Buddies? Teen volunteers in Grades 7-12.

Time: 4:00-5:00 PM 

Dates: Thursday October 15th, 22nd, 29th, and November 5th.

Check your schedule that you can attend all 4 meetings!

 

Things Little Buddies need: 

-Be available: Thursday 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, and 11/5 between 4:00-5:00 PM.

-For safety and in case of technical issues, we ask an adult to be nearby during this program.

-Children need a device (computer or laptop, iphone, Android phone, etc.) with Zoom downloaded AND a camera or webcam.

-Make sure you have reading materials for your child. If you need new materials, call (860) 673-9712 ext 211 to get a curbside order or make an appointment to pick out your own books!

Big Buddy teen volunteer signup for Fall 2020 Book Buddies

Fall 2020 Virtual Book Buddies!

What is the Book Buddies program?

Little Buddies (kids in Grades K-3), practice their reading skills on teen volunteers, Big Buddies.

Little Buddies get to grow a love of reading, practice their skills, and connect with different teen big buddies.

This program will meet on Zoom.

We will play a group game for the first part of the meeting, then assign buddies to Breakout Reading Rooms. Buddies will have up to 40 minutes to read together in the Breakout Rooms.

Time: 4:00-5:00 PM 

Dates: Thursday October 15th, 22nd, 29th, and November 5th. Check your schedule so you can attend all 4 meetings before you sign up.

 

Requirements to being a teen Big Buddy?

-Teen is in Grades 7-12.

-Teens should have patience and like working with little kids.

-Teens need a device (computer or laptop, iphone, Android phone, etc.) with Zoom downloaded AND a camera or webcam.

-Be available: Thursday 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, and 11/5 between 4:00-5:00 PM.

-Plan on doing a curbside pickup order from the Avon Library by calling (860) 673-9712, and ask the Children’s Department staff to gather materials for you OR schedule an appointment to come in to the 2nd Floor Children’s Department to come in and select reading materials.

 

7/23 Summer Book Buddies Little Buddy

The Avon Library will be running 3 Book Buddies meetings this summer:

Thursday July 9th, 16th, and 23rd.

Sign up separately for each week. You can sign up for 1, 2, or all 3!

Choose your reading time: 

4-4:30 PM OR 4:30-5 PM

Great! Who can sign up?

*UPDATE: now for kids entering Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Do you have siblings? Great! Each one can be signed up for their own time slots, 4-4:30 and 4:30-5 PM.

How will this program be held?

This program will be held in a Zoom meeting. An adult should be nearby during the child’s reading session.

Children need a device (computer or laptop, iphone, Android phone, etc.) with Zoom downloaded and a camera or webcam.  **Chromebooks from Avon Schools do not allow Zoom to be used on their device.**

 

Who are the Big Buddies?

Big Buddies will be teen volunteers entering Grades 7-12.

We’re out of books!

If you need books, place a Curbside Pickup order! Either places holds on the items you want from your home computer OR call (860) 673 9712, ext 240 to ask the Children’s Department staff to pull items to put on hold for you to then pickup from our Curbside service.

 

Click here to sign up for 7/9 Book Buddies 

and 

Click here to sign up for 7/16 Book Buddies. 

7/16 Summer Book Buddies Little Buddy

The Avon Library will be running 3 Book Buddies meetings this summer:

Thursday July 9th, 16th, and 23rd.

Sign up separately for each week. You can sign up for 1, 2, or all 3!

Choose your reading time: 

4-4:30 PM OR 4:30-5 PM

Great! Who can sign up?

*UPDATE: now for kids  entering Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Do you have siblings? Great! Each one can be signed up for their own time slots, 4-4:30 and 4:30-5 PM.

How will this program be held?

This program will be held in a Zoom meeting. An adult should be nearby during the child’s reading session.

Children need a device (computer or laptop, iphone, Android phone, etc.) with Zoom downloaded and a camera or webcam.  **Chromebooks from Avon Schools do not allow Zoom to be used on their device.**

 

Who are the Big Buddies?

Big Buddies will be teen volunteers entering Grades 7-12.

We’re out of books!

If you need books, place a Curbside Pickup order! Either places holds on the items you want from your home computer OR call (860) 673 9712, ext 240 to ask the Children’s Department staff to pull items to put on hold for you to then pickup from our Curbside service.

 

Click here to sign up for 7/9 Book Buddies 

AND 

Click here to sign up for 7/23 Book Buddies. 

7/9 Summer Book Buddies Little Buddy

What is Book Buddies? Elementary kids, ie Little Buddies, practicing their reading skills on teen volunteers, ie Big Buddies.

Little Buddies get to grow a love of reading, practice their skills, and connect with cool big teen buddies.

Teens will have books to read; children can bring their own books to read.

 

The Avon Library will be running 3 Book Buddies meetings this summer:

Thursday July 9th, 16th, and 23rd.

Sign up separately for each week. You can sign up for 1, 2, or all 3!

Choose your reading time: 

4-4:30 PM OR 4:30-5 PM

Great! Who can sign up?

*UPDATE: now for kids entering Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Do you have siblings? Great! Each one can be signed up for their own time slots, 4-4:30 and 4:30-5 PM.

How will this program be held?

This program will be held in a Zoom meeting. An adult should be nearby during the child’s reading session.

Children need a device (computer or laptop, iphone, Android phone, etc.) with Zoom downloaded and a camera or webcam.  **Chromebooks from Avon Schools do not allow Zoom to be used on their device.**

 

Who are the Big Buddies?

Big Buddies will be teen volunteers entering Grades 7-12.

We’re out of books!

If you need books, place a Curbside Pickup order! Either places holds on the items you want from your home computer OR call (860) 673 9712, ext 240 to ask the Children’s Department staff to pull items to put on hold for you to then pickup from our Curbside service.

Click here to sign up for 7/16 Book Buddies 

and

Click here to sign up for 7/23 Book Buddies

Teen Summer Big Buddies volunteer sign up

The Avon Library will be running 3 Book Buddies meetings this summer:

Thursday July 9th, 16th, and 23rd.

Reading times 4-4:30 PM, 4:30-5 PM, or teens can sign up to volunteer for both.

Kids entering 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade can sign up to read to the Big Buddies, and have the Big Buddies read to them.

This program will be held in a Zoom meeting.

 

What do the teens need to be a Big Buddy?

Sign up ends at the end of the day on Monday 7/6.

Teen is entering Grades 7-12, or is Class of 2020 member.

Teens should have patience when working with little kids!

Teens need a device (computer or laptop, iphone, Android phone, etc.) with Zoom downloaded AND a camera or webcam.  **Chromebooks from Avon Schools do not allow Zoom to be used on their device.**

Be available: Thurs. 7/9, 7/16, and 7/23 between 4-4:30, or 4:30-5, or both time slots.

Have picture books and early readers in their home OR plan on just being read to by a child OR place a curbside pickup order,  before 7/9, from the Avon Library by calling (860) 673-9712, and ask the Children’s Department staff to gather materials for you.

 

Questions? email Marisa Hicking, mhicking@librayconnection.info