Join the fun! Volunteer to read to children!
Volunteers quickly discover the joy of bringing Storytime fun to children in childcare centers in Douglas County through Book Start, a program offered by Douglas County Libraries (DCL).
DCL’s “Getting Started” workshop provides a Book Start orientation, and offers tips and techniques to help volunteers learn to blend beautifully written books with simple songs and fingerplays. Volunteers will enjoy reconnecting with rhymes and tunes they thought they had forgotten, and turning them into a rollicking good time for children, and for the volunteers themselves.
Interested parties should contact Geri Domareck at 303-688-7658 or email@example.com to register for the next workshop, on January 20, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Douglas County Libraries in Castle Rock, Philip S. Miller location, 100 S. Wilcox St. Douglas County Libraries is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning. To learn more, visit DouglasCountyLibraries.org.
From 2000 to 2010, the number of Douglas County residents over age 65 rose by 178%, and the number of those age 65+ living alone rose by 229.6%.* In that same period, Douglas County Libraries has seen an increase in homebound residents requiring delivery of library materials. We are in need of more volunteers for this valuable service!
Douglas County Libraries (DCL) is seeking volunteers to assist with its homebound delivery service.
Homebound delivery is available to Douglas County residents who are unable to leave their places of residence due to extended illness, health condition or disability. Qualified residents complete reader profiles to let DCL know their reading preferences, or choose specific materials and check them out online.
Volunteers deliver materials right to residents’ doors, at the same time collecting previously borrowed materials to return to the library. Volunteers are carefully screened for residents’ privacy and safety, via background checks and motor vehicle reports. They must also have their own transportation, typically work 2-3 hours every third week, and are asked to make a minimum three- month commitment.
“Our volunteers contribute to our operations in a variety of ways that help us serve our community,” said Ali Ayres, library district volunteer services supervisor. “Homebound delivery helps us provide books, magazines and audio materials to people who might not otherwise have access to them.”
Call 303-791-7323 to reach the branch volunteer coordinator at your favorite library location for more details. Information may also be found atDouglasCountyLibraries.org.
Douglas County Libraries is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning.