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Volunteer applications for the 2016 Summer Reading Club will be accepted in the spring.

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Interested in Volunteering for the Summer Reading Club?

The BCPLs' Summer Reading Club volunteers are outgoing, friendly and professional young adults who are entering grades 7 through 10.



Primary Duties

  • To promote the Summer Reading club to parents and children and encourage them to register.

  • To assist children with online registration.

  • To give children a starter package after they have registered.

  • To award stickers for completed activities for preschool and school age children.

  • To award completion prize to preschool and school age children.

  • To assist children with crafts and maintain the craft table.

  • To perform other duties as time permits such as assembling Summer Reading packets, straightening shelves, or putting books out on display.



Volunteer Criteria

  • Must be entering grade 7 through 10 in the fall.

  • Must demonstrate adequate verbal and written communication skills, be able to follow directions, and have knowledge of basic computer skills.  Flexibility and enthusiasm are a must.

  • Must be able to work at least 5 of the 8 weeks of the Summer Reading Club.  A minimum of 10 hours must be worked to receive credit for Service Learning hours.

  • Must be able to volunteer for consistent dates and times in 1.5 to 2 hour shifts at least once per week based on a branch-assigned schedule.  Drop-in volunteering is not available.

  • Must attend the branch's Summer Reading Club Volunteer Orientation meeting with a parent or guardian before volunteering starts.

  • Must attend the branch's Summer Reading Club Training session before volunteering starts.

  • Must agree to follow the Summer Reading Club Volunteer rules and guidelines.



Summer Reading Club Expectations

  • Volunteers are expected to offer courteous, prompt and efficient service to children of all ages and to their parents.

  • Volunteers are expected to be dependable.

  • Volunteers are expected to cooperate with all staff members and the public.


Revised: November 30, 2015