Library--Bascom Branch

Programmatic - Reader to Children

Give children the joy of reading by sharing stories in the children's area on a regular basis.


· Selecting appropriate books

· Reading aloud to a group of children for 30-60 minutes at designated times

· Reading one-on-one with children or listening to them practice reading aloud (depending on demand)


· Complete Reading to Children Volunteer Training (approximately 1 hour)

· Experience or interest working with youth

· Dependable, patient, and flexible

· Second language ability desired, but not required

· Fingerprint clearance required for volunteers age 18 and over


· One hour per month, for six months on a consistent schedule


· Must be at least 18 years old (interested teens should apply for Reading Buddies; exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis)

· Must have a high level of oral communication skills in English

Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 15+
  • Oral and written communication skills in English Must be at least High
  • Reading to Children Training Completed Must be Yes

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday Afternoon
  • Tuesday Afternoon
  • Wednesday Afternoon
  • Thursday Afternoon
  • Friday Afternoon