Are you passionate about Early
Literary Development and raising literacy levels in your community by instilling
in children a life-long love of reading? Are you looking to make a difference
in children’s lives? Are you hoping to learn how to animate story-time for
children? Read on!
minibiblioPLUS is an outreach project consisting of two programs: minibiblio
(mini-libraries) and the Early Literacy Component provided free to partners.
Our mission is to raise literacy levels by empowering partners to instill in
children a life-long love of reading and learning from birth and to enable free
access to books and animation services. We currently provide outreach to 100
sites using 163 programs. minibiblio includes books selected from our collection; a
training session on tracking; replenishment of materials with our expert’s
assistance and mutual partner promotion.
Early Literacy Component includes weekly reading activity by our
volunteers both online and in- person, early Literacy workshop and early
literacy tool kit.
Some things that you will be learning:
Concepts of Early literacy Development and how
it relates to the overall development of a child
Verbal/non-verbal/ visual communication
Story-time animation skills
Library processing and book-shelving skills
As a volunteer with the minibiblioPLUS project, you will receive an exhaustive training for
each of the categories listed below with a certificate of completion at the
end. All materials for animation of story-time will be provided at the library.
The volunteer coordinator will be in constant contact with the volunteers to
support them in their work. We also provide Volunteer Workshops throughout the
year to help expand on your skills and create a place to share your
Story time animator in-person
In person activity where the volunteer is placed
with a partner and goes in once a week to animate story-time for children in
the presence of the educator. Books to be picked up by the volunteer at the
Story time animator online
Online activity where the volunteer films themselves
reading children’s books and shares the videos with us for private distribution
to our partners. No distribution of these videos on any other platforms will be
allowed. Books to be picked up by the volunteer at the library.