Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Teens read to tots!

WE'RE HAVING A READATHON!



November is PICTURE BOOK MONTH, so we decided it would be fun if Burbank Teens read to Burbank Tots! If you would like to be one of those teens, here are the details:


The readathon takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, at Buena Vista Branch, in the round room in the Children's Department. But before that happens...

You would get to pick your book(s) (in consultation with the children’s librarians), check them out, take them home, and rehearse on your own before the event.

We will meet ONCE before the event (November 6 after school) to practice our stories and get pointers from each other and from one of the children’s librarians.

Then you show up to read during your given time period. We will have teens reading continuously at 15-minute intervals during that entire time, but YOU would only have to be there for your "slot."

BUT! None of this will happen unless TEENS SIGN UP!

We will make it worth your while by giving you SERVICE HOURS. Yes, we will. But we hope that you will be motivated more by the "reading to little kids" part!

If you are interested, contact melliott@burbankca.gov or awilliams@burbankca.gov and TELL US! Name, phone, email address. We will collect names and then get back to you with a confirmation and a schedule. (Also please say if you can only do certain times—for instance, “I have swim practice from 10-12, so schedule me after 12:30.”)

We will discover some new picture books and enjoy some old favorites. People can come and listen to one, or stay for them all! If you are NOT going to be a teen reader, at least tell all the people you know who have toddlers so they will bring their children to this giant readathon storytime!


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