Read Aloud to a Child

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Date: 6/19/2018 Spots Remaining: 388


In this age of electronic information, many children are not getting the chance to spend time with a real, physical book and learn the joy of the worlds that it can open to them.  We would like your help in changing that by asking you to spend one-on-one time reading with a child and help them develop a love of reading.
Reading a book with a child can:

  • Provide quiet time and calmness in his or her busy life
  • Stimulate imagination, curiosity and discussion
  • Provide concepts and ideas that cause thought and reflection
  • Develop their appreciation for different art and writing styles
  • Build empathy
  • Create a warm emotional bond between adult and child

In a world of digital devices and toys that are filled with buttons and noises, reading is a calm, grounding activity that can be enjoyed by both you and the child that you are reading to.  Studies also show that reading aloud has cognitive benefits for the reader, so it’s good for you too! 

Once you express interest and select your preferred library, the Children's Librarian of the library will contact you for an initial meeting. Volunteers are asked to commit to 2 hours a week at a minimum for a period of six months.

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities
  • Issue Area(s): Children & Youth Education
  • Population Served: Families
  • Age Minimum (with Adult): 55+, Minimum Age:55+
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