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Applications to be a 2015 Summer Reading Club volunteer are not being accepted at this time.

Check back with us in March 2015.


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...

  • Promote the Summer Reading Club by explaining the Club to parents and children and encouraging them to register for the Summer Reading Club.

  • 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...

  • Demonstrate adequate verbal and written communication skills, as well as basic computer skills, in order to help children and parents with the registration process and to clearly explain the program to them.

  • Be able to work at least 5 of the 8 weeks of the Summer Reading Club.

  • Be able to work a minimum of 10 hours during the 8-week Summer Reading Club season with the length of each work session determined by each branch. A minimum of 10 hours must be worked during the Summer Reading Program to receive credit for Service Learning hours. Student volunteers must bring in a Service Learning Hour form, usually available from your school's guidance counselor, at the end of their volunteer service to receive credit. These forms are not available from the library.

  • 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 work time schedule. Drop-in volunteering is not available.

  • Attend the branch's Summer Reading Club Volunteer Orientation meeting with a parent or guardian before actually volunteering. Check with your branch for the dates when these required meetings will be held.

  • Attend the branch's Summer Reading Club Training session before actually volunteering. Check with your branch for the dates when these required meetings will be held.


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.


How to Apply:


Find your preferred BCPL branch and contact or visit them during the Spring enrollment period. The best qualified applicants will be notified of their selection by the branch. Flexibility, experience and enthusiasm are a must!





Last revised: October 9, 2014