What is the program?
As an Intern, my responsibility included: driving to different local daycares and programs to set up volunteers, a monthly Blue Book meeting with the MUSA Little Lambs group, checking in and out the blue bag books, and rotating the blue bag book bags so that new storytimes were available.
As Programming Coordinator: Start the 2013 year book bag program by contacting volunteers, and locations and coordinating meetings. Find and introduce new volunteers to the program. Train interns to develop new blue book bags for program.
How it Works:
They are provided with a themed bag to take to each storytime (or, of course, they can set up their own) that is made up at the library.
With them, they also bring a “Book Bag’ filled with 10 books about a specific topic, for example, firemen, dogs, seasons, growing etc.
These bags are left at the day care for the following month for the community center to use until the next story time.
Each volunteer receives a training on storytimes, including information about flannel boards, songs and games, and reading styles.
You can find out more information about the CLoH Library here.
You can find out more information about volunteering with CLoH by calling our library at 412-462-3444 and asking for the Library Director, Tina Zins, or the current Programming Coordinator.