Library - Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch

Programmatic - Storytime Assistant

Storytime Assistant at Biblioteca Latinoamericana 


Volunteer Qualifications: 


Enjoy working with children and families 

Good to excellent communication skills, particularly with children and caregivers 

Bilingual in Spanish and English a plus, but not required  

An interest in literacy development is a plus 


Volunteers Duties: 


  • Help the Storytime librarian set up the Storytime area. May include lifting and placing soft play mats or rugs, moving light furniture, and setting up for a craft afterward. 

  • Greet families as they arrive at the Storytime area. May include answering directional questions for restrooms, etc. 

  • Count the participants (adults and children) at each program. 

  • Help monitor the space to ensure patron safety. 

  • Help pass out and collect rhythm instruments. 

  • Help pass out flyers or other papers.  

  • Be an enthusiastic participant, providing a role model for young children by joining in with fingerplays and singing songs 

  • Help with tidying up the Storytime space, including wiping down surfaces with cleaning cloths, and moving light furniture. 


Engagement Dates and Times: 


Weekly, Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Music and Movement program occurs 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. 

Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 18+
  • Oral and written communication skills in English Must be at least Medium