BIG Needs You in the Library This Summer!

Be part of BIG’s Children’s Cultural Books Program. Contact us at to volunteer for one or more of these Saturdays:  June 10, June 24, July 15, or August 12.  

This summer the Bandon Inclusivity Group (BIG) will provide a Children’s Cultural Books Program with books written about four different cultures, all present in the Coos County area.

WHO: The children’s books program is specifically for children ages 4 to 8, along with their families.

WHEN: All events are on Saturdays from 10:30am to 12:30pm (Volunteers come from 10am to 1pm) 

June 10  The book chosen, Opal Lee and What it Means to be Free: The True Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth by Alice Faye Duncan, will be read aloud to the children by local actor William Ferrer.
June 24 Berry Song by Michaela Goode (Native American)
July 15 The Paletero Man  by Micah Player and Lucky Diaz (Latino-American)
August 12 The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story by Tina Cho (Asian American / Pacific Islander)
The books for the latter three dates are proposed and will be finalized after discussions with the cultural group participating.

WHERE: The Sprague Room of the Bandon Library.


Volunteer Opportunities:

Greeter:  Sit or stand at the entrance, be friendly, smile and answer questions and provide information

sheet and Attendance Count: 
Ensure that all visitors sign in. We hope to have a sign-in sheet for kids, too!  During and after the event, count attendees. Sometimes people arrive late, sometimes they leave early, we’d like to get an accurate count of how many individuals came, whether or not they stayed through the entire event. It would be great to identify family groups, and how many attendees are children vs adults. 

Food Handler:  Various people will bring food items.  Your job is to set out the food in an organized and attractive manner, so that there’s napkins, cups, plates, and cups available. Also set up the hot water urn for tea. 

Guide: Because there will be adults and children, and we encourage the children to sit close to the book reader, you will direct attendees to their designated seating areas.  During the event, you are an important person who intervenes when a child needs help, for example: child wants to go sit with a parent. You can help keep the event less chaotic. 

Book Distributor: Distribute books to children after the event. One book per family. When books run out, coupons are distributed. We’d also like to mark the sign-in sheet to indicate which families received a book and which received a coupon.

Set Up the Room: Arrive at 10am to help place chairs and other items, such as signage, tables, displays.

Clean Up: One of the most fun jobs! Be willing to stay afterwards and tidy up the room. Put away chairs, help carry items to the cars, deal with any debris leftover by the kids. Take out the trash.

Designer: Flyers, including the logo for the event to be used on the flyers, stickers for books, name tags, etc.

 Contact us at in order to join in the fun!

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