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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

September Teen Advisory Board

AFPL Teen Advisory Board

A great way to get your volunteers hours!  Tuesday September 29th, 5:00-6:00 PM

Open to teens in Grades 9-12.

What do we do? Vote on books to buy for the Teen Room, discuss future teen programs, and help prepare trivia questions and answers for Teen Friday Trivia!

This month we will also discuss what time works best for TAB meetings, what we want to do via virtual TAB meetings, and discuss TAB president/vice president/secretary voting that will happen at October’s meeting.

TAB meetings are always on Tuesdays, towards the end of the month (working around holidays).

 

 

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