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.

 

10/27 Teen Advisory Board Meeting

AFPL Teen Advisory Board

A great way to get your volunteers hours!  

Two meetings in October:

Tuesday October 27th, 5:00-6:00 PM 

Open to teens in Grades 9-12.

What do we do at Tuesday’s meeting?

This month we will take nominations for TAB officers, listen to book summaries and vote on which books to buy and add to the Teen Room collection, as well as work on creating 12 trivia questions and answers for November’s Teen Trivia Friday.

 

Click here to sign up for the Thursday October 29th, 5:00-6:00 PM meeting.

We will create a different 12 trivia questions, vote on different teen books, and also take nominations for TAB officers. A survey will be sent out Friday 10/30 for all TAB members to vote.

 

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.

 

Canceled – Spring 2020 Book Buddies!

This program is canceled for 3/19 and 3/26.


Parents: sign up your child to be a Little Buddy! Little Buddies must currently be in Grade K, 1, 2, or 3!

This program will meet 4 times over 4 Thursdays in March 2020: Thursdays 3/5,   3/12,   3/19,   and  3/26.

Registration required, space is limited.

Signing up for one day signs you up for ALL 4 days. Due to high demand, please sign up only if your child can attend all 4 sessions.

Children will be paired up with a teen Big Buddy to read with and be read to.

We will end all our sessions with a fun messy art activity that the teens and children complete together.

(If you have a teen in Grades 7-12 interested in being a BIG BUDDY, click here for orientation dates).

Canceled – Spring 2020 Book Buddies!

This program is canceled for 3/19 and 3/26.


Parents: sign up your child to be a Little Buddy! Little Buddies must currently be in Grade K, 1, 2, or 3!

This program will meet 4 times over 4 Thursdays in March 2020: Thursdays 3/5,   3/12,   3/19,   and  3/26.

Registration required, space is limited.

Signing up for one day signs you up for ALL 4 days. Due to high demand, please sign up only if your child can attend all 4 sessions.

Children will be paired up with a teen Big Buddy to read with and be read to.

We will end all our sessions with a fun messy art activity that the teens and children complete together.

(If you have a teen in Grades 7-12 interested in being a BIG BUDDY, click here for orientation dates).

Canceled – Spring 2020 Book Buddies!

This program is canceled for 3/19 and 3/26.


Parents: sign up your child to be a Little Buddy! Little Buddies must currently be in Grade K, 1, 2, or 3!

This program will meet 4 times over 4 Thursdays in March 2020: Thursdays 3/5,   3/12,   3/19,   and  3/26.

Registration required, space is limited.

Signing up for one day signs you up for ALL 4 days. Due to high demand, please sign up only if your child can attend all 4 sessions.

Children will be paired up with a teen Big Buddy to read with and be read to.

We will end all our sessions with a fun messy art activity that the teens and children complete together.

(If you have a teen in Grades 7-12 interested in being a BIG BUDDY, click here for orientation dates).

New Big Buddy Orientation

Teens looking for volunteer opportunities: join Big Buddies, for teens in Grades 7-12! read to their Little Buddy, a child in Grade K-3.

Book Buddies will meet over all 4 Thursdays in March 2020: 3/5,   3/12,   3/19,   3/26.  Please check your schedule and make sure you’re available all 4 dates!

On the day of the program, Big Buddies will volunteer from 4:15-5:45 PM.

What do I do to become a Big Buddy?:

NEW BIG BUDDIES need to sign up for a quick mandatory 30 minute orientation. New Big Buddies only need to attend 1 orientation.

Orientation date: Today,  Monday March 2nd. 

New Big Buddy Orientation

Teens looking for volunteer opportunities: join Big Buddies, for teens in Grades 7-12! read to their Little Buddy, a child in Grade K-3.

Book Buddies will meet over all 4 Thursdays in March 2020: 3/5,   3/12,   3/19,   3/26.  Please check your schedule and make sure you’re available all 4 dates!

On the day of the program, Big Buddies will volunteer from 4:15-5:45 PM.

What do I do to become a Big Buddy?:

NEW BIG BUDDIES need to sign up for a quick mandatory 30 minute orientation. New Big Buddies only need to attend 1 orientation.

Orientation date: Today,  Thursday February 27th, 5-5:30 PM.

If you can’t make today’s orientation, there is 1 upcoming orientation to choose from: Monday March 2nd, 5-5:30 PM.