Because I answered a similar volunteer call last summer and found myself with an unexpected but very worthwhile internship, I have to pass on this message from Green Branch Library's executive director, Shari Leskowitz:
We Need Volunteers!
For the second
summer in a row, we are running a weekly “Radical Reading Room” tent at
the downtown Berkeley farmers’ market, as well as additional “pop-up”
locations in the East Bay. We need volunteers with an interest in youth empowerment, social justice, and library science and education to lead read-alouds and other workshops from our tent.
Grounded in a firm commitment to social justice and righting the
inequities that permeate our society, we believe in starting with
education and empowering our youth. We are a group of teachers, parents,
social workers, and activists who know the power of the written word to
educate, empower, and mobilize for change.
Please get in touch if you are interested in volunteering with this fledgling project.
I highly recommend dropping by and/or making a regular commitment if you can. Saturday storytime at the Downtown Berkeley Farmers' Market is breezy, relaxed, and full of fun for little ones.