Lunch - I am looking for a few adults willing to come in around the lunch hour to help students. Jobs could include helping run the Makerspace area, helping students when they're stuck with their homework, making sure students are being kind to each other and appropriate, and helping with clerical tasks like entering new books into circulation or helping run the circulation desk (check out books to students).
After School - I run a one hour 'Homework Hangout' (2:45-3:45) in the library on Mondays. Students come to work on assignments and I'm hoping to find additional adults willing to help when students have questions.
Bay Sci Challenge Coach(es)
The Bay Sci Challenge is a local science competition with engineering, trivia and science challenges. We can only have a team if parent(s) step up to volunteer. I have all the event supplies , I have team shirts and I can help host practice sessions. I need parent(s) to attend the coaches meetings and help out at practices and during the day of the event (usually in early March). Practices are once a week on Tuesdays from 2:45-3:45 starting in January.
Maker Space Helpers!
The library Maker Space is a place where students come to participate in hands on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities. I am looking for volunteers to help supervise activities that I plan and/or people who have hobbies or 'making' careers and would like to lead their own activity.
Ideas: Knitting, Oragami, Lego Robotics, Sewing, Taking apart engines, Building Electromagnets, Food (cookie decorating techniques), carpentry projects etc.
VERY FLEXIBLE!! Volunteers can sign up to come for a single lunch period or a series of lunch periods (ex: every Thursday or a single week).
Mindfulness Activity Leaders
Do you lead meditation classes? Are you a yoga instructor? Do you have a trick for keeping it cool or calming your mind? I'm looking for people who want to lead short 15-25 minute activities on Friday mornings 8am - 8:25!
**Volunteers who plan on coming on a regular basis need to fill out district paper work and be finger printed.**
Right now my requests are for:
- Legos - They can be used! All pieces gladly accepted. In particular I'm looking for green lego base plates for our Lego Wall!
- Noise Cancelling Headphones - 4 pairs, for kids in the quiet area who want it even quieter! (Blocks out general library noise!)
- Pencils - Students use/borrow/take them so I go through a lot of them during the year.
- Games - especially checker and chess boards
- 36x40 pieces of Fleece Fabric - We will be using it in the maker space to make small cat/dog blankets for the local shelter and Dogwood Animal Rescue!
- Books - New or gently used teen, 'tween' and Young Adult fiction and non-fiction books can be brought to the librarian. Donated books can find a home on our library shelves, in classroom libraries or be offered free to students during out annual book give away event. Books that are damaged or aren't consistent with the educational and recreational needs of our students will be discarded.
Please Contact Ms. Hazen to volunteer your time or donate materials. She is also happy to answer any questions you may have!