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!

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.

 

Teen Book Talk Tuesday 10/6: Spooky, Scary, Thriller books!

Want to hear about some good books and share what you’re reading?
Sign up to share what you’re reading and hear what other teens are reading.

Miss Marisa will book talk some of her favorite books available via Hoopla and Overdrive too!

What is this month’s theme? Spooky, Scary, Thriller books!

For teens in Grades 7-12

What will we do?
Each teen can briefly talk and share about a book they are reading or have recently read.

Once you register, you will get a confirmation email with the program link. The link will be sent out again the day of the program.

 

September Virtual Teen Writer’s Block

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12

This month’s theme is: How to get out of being stuck in the middle (of writing a story).

This meeting will be held via Google Meet.

Sign up required. Please use an email someone checks.  Registered teens will get a link to the Google Meet the night of Tues. 9/29.

This group is for teen writers looking to find other teens with the same interest. Juliana Spink Mills, a wonderfully talented  local science-fiction and fantasy author runs this group.  If you have a short piece of work that you want to share, and which gives us a window to one of your worlds, bring it along!