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Redwood City Public Library's Traveling Storytime

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Benefits of Reading to Preschoolers | Testimonials

Be A Volunteer for Traveling Storytime

Volunteer reading to preschool class

Who Are Our Volunteers?

Almost anyone with a desire to instill the love of literature, learning and libraries to preschool children can volunteer. Traveling Storytime volunteers range in age from 16 to 80+.

How Much Time Does it Take?

Volunteers spend half hour a week reading to a group of preschool-age children, either at daycare centers or preschools throughout Redwood City, The Director and volunteer agree on the location and time from a list of daycare/preschool providers that have requested the program.

What Kind of Training is Involved?

Volunteers meet with the Director for two short sessions: during the first session an overview of the program is provided and the materials are reviewed. The second session consists of the volunteer using the materials provided while the Director acts as the audience.

Traveling Storytime bag contents

What Do I Need to Provide?

Nothing! The program provides all of the materials, including a cloth bag containing the following:

  • bulletSix books
  • bulletFinger puppets
  • bulletStoryboard felt cutouts with prepared story/dialog, and felt storyboard
Traveling Storytime cubbies containing book bags
Cubbies containing book bags

Each bag is theme-based, ranging from food, farms and farm animals, family and many others. Traveling Storytime has cubbies filled with bags - 35 themes in all!

A binder is also provided, containing songs, stretches, rhymes and special holiday activities.

 

Interested in Volunteering?

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Director Jan Pedden at 650-780-7014 or via email at Jan Pedden.

Request a Traveling Storytime Volunteer

For more information on requesting a volunteer for your daycare center or preschool, contact Jan Pedden at 650-780-7014 or via email at Jan Pedden.


 

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