LEOMINSTER – The librarians at Leominster Public Library’s Dr. Martin T. Feldman Children’s Room are once again looking for “reading ambassadors” to work with students in grades kindergarten through second at Frances Drake Elementary School.
Volunteers will be reading with students who have been selected by their teachers and the Title 1 Reading Specialist as children who need a little extra help with their reading skills.
“Students who participated in last year’s program have already been asking if the volunteers will be returning,” said Sarah Chapdelaine, Head of Children’s Services at Leominster Public Library.
Volunteers work with students once a week, during the school year, at the school for approximately half an hour, and can volunteer with one or two students.
“We find the program is very rewarding for both students and volunteers alike,” said Chapdelaine. “The students get the extra help they need, supported by a caring adult, while reading books selected specifically for their interests. This helps build students’ reading confidence and skills and hopefully a love of reading too. Volunteers get the satisfaction knowing they are helping to meet a child’s educational needs in a way that is measurable and truly makes a difference.”
Volunteers do not need to have any previous experience.
“We are happy to help volunteers select books for the students they are working with,” said Chapdelaine.
For more information, or if interested in volunteering, please call Sarah Chapdelaine, at 978-534-7522, Ext. 3660 or visit the library’s website at leominsterlibrary.org.