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

Interested in Volunteering for the Summer Reading Club?

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


Primary duties are to...

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

  • Assist children with online registration.

  • Give children a starter package after they have registered.

  • Award stickers for completed activities for preschool and school age children.

  • Award completion prize to preschool and school age children.

  • Assist children with crafts and maintain the craft table.

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


Volunteers must...

  • Be entering grade 7 through 10 in the fall.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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


A Summer Reading Club volunteer is expected to...

  • Offer courteous, prompt and efficient service to children of all ages and to their parents.

  • Be dependable.

  • Cooperate with all staff members and the public.




Revised: August 10, 2015