Dia de los Niños, Dia de los Libros: KCLS needs volunteers

King County Library System
Volunteer Opportunity
Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) 2013

Are you looking to get practical outreach experience in a public library setting?  King County Library System is looking for volunteers to help organize their 4th Annual Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros, also known as Día.  Día is a multi-cultural, multi-generational literacy-oriented event that connect families to books and libraries.  Here is how you can help:

-Recruit local organizations to participate in community fairs at Westfield Southcenter (April 27th) or Bellevue Crossroads (May 4th).  This can be done remotely.

-Participate at actual community fairs: craft tables, book giveaways, booths support, etc.

If interested, please contact José García, Teen Librarian, Lake Hills Library at: jjgarcia@kcls.org.

As a side note: Elizabeth Brookbank (2nd year residential MLIS) and I (Liz Mills) participated in this event, both in the planning and execution, and it was a blast. The group is fantastic to work with, you learn a lot about community partnerships and event planning, and the public loved the event. I highly recommend this as a way to get involved in real community-library partnership work!

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