Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Teen Services: Reading Buddies & Babysitting Course

Teen Babysitting Course

Teen Services will be offering a Teen Babysitting Course starting October 12th! This is a great way for Teens to become certified babysitters. Space is limited, so sign up! The course covers a variety of topics. We'll discuss safety, the business end of babysitting, nutrition, child development and more. After the course teens can take CPR and First Aid training with the Hampton Fire Department for free. Print out the sign up sheet here.

Reading Buddies
Teen Services is looking for enthusiastic teens and little buddies for our coming Reading Buddies session.

Students of all ages enjoy teaching and learning from one another. The Reading Buddies Program involves a group of teenagers reading one-on-one with a group of children every week. You'll read books together, tell stories, play word games, write stories - anything to help younger children become better readers.

 To start off our program we will have a training session that will last about two hours. It will take place October 20th 4-8pm. Any Reading Buddies who participated over Summer Reading won't have to retake training.
Reading Buddies is for teens who love reading and volunteering. Teenagers  are an ideal role model for children. And one of the best ways to prepare and support young children for success in school is simply to read aloud with them.

Please remember that by doing Reading Buddies you are committing to weekly sessions from October 21st-December 16th.  Do you want to do Reading Buddies, but can't make the scheduled time frame, please let Teen Services know. We want you to read, and will try to accommodate slight schedule differences.

To compile with NH Department of Labor Regulations, those 12 and over must get a Employer Request for Child Labor Form filled out. These can be obtained from the library. Fill out the form with your parent/guardian. Then you and your parent/guardian will have to go to your SAU school office with your birth certificate or evidence of date of birth, and have it signed by the school. The school will then issue a NH Youth Employment Certificate.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!

Parents of younger children, we'd love for you to sign up your child for Reading Buddies, fill out the same form that's listed below and return it to the library. You can also speak with Ms. Paulina or Ms. Wendy.


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