LibReady is a cause aimed at sowing and nurturing the love for book reading in the underprivileged kids, improving the accessibility of public libraries and to build a strong reading community among volunteers.
Underprivileged children growing up in children's homes/government schools hardly have access to libraries. Even if the children have access to libraries, they are largely underutilized. Without proper encouragement, these kids are seldom self motivated to pick a book to read.
LibReady was conceptualized to boost reading habits in kids.
Along with the above, the cause also focuses on enhancing the look of public libraries aiming at improving library's accessibility among public and encourage volunteers in building strong reading community through programs like Book Exchange.
Volunteers participate in 'LibReady' atleast once a month.
The cause is currently active in following children homes -
Varna Children Home near Basaweshwara Nagar,
Anatha Shishu nivasa near Lalbagh.
Book Exchange is open to all the volunteers.
Public Library Enhancement is focused on libraries where the requirement is observed.
Once an invite is sent out through Facebook, Meet-Up, and Whatsapp, volunteers confirm their presence.
On the previous day of the event, the location of the event is shared and the commute is discussed.
On the event day, the volunteers gather at the children’s home and are briefed about the event. The session kicks off with energising activities. Once the kids and volunteers feel comfortable, the kids go and pick a book from the LibReady’s mobile library and start ready. Volunteers assist kids in reading by helping them with pronunciations and explain the meaning of difficult words. After an hour of reading, the kids present what they have read in the form of skit or storytelling. A few fun activities are also conducted to keep the kids active throughout the session.
In case of Book Exchange, Volunteers gather at the venue and are briefed about the event. The event begins with volunteers telling about the book they have got for exchange and will write a small note to a reader which comprises of things that sparkled in them while reading a book and things which they would like the person reading it to experience. Later, Volunteers exchange books with their fellow volunteer.
In case of Library Enhancement, Volunteers gather at the Library and are briefed about the event along with the day's plan on areas to be enhanced.Volunteers pitch in to the work by cleaning the book racks and organizing the books accordingly.
For more info, please Call/whatsapp to 6366359687/6366359688 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to volunteers for this cause, please fill http://bit.ly/vfcvolunteer
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