My Summer with BookSpring

By: Gauri Dhruva, BookSpringGo Volunteer 

Signing up to be a Community Reader through BookSpring was a unique experience and I am very glad I got to be a part of it. I will admit that in the beginning, I was a bit hesitant to volunteer because this was an activity that required a lot of interaction with young kids, something that I didn’t have much practice with.

However, I found myself engaging with the kids like I was one of them. Throughout the hour, the kids were so into the stories and characters, it was quite the sight. They seemed so mesmerized by every word and picture I was reading and showing to them.

I felt so good knowing that I made reading entertaining and fun for them!

The kids all had smiles stretching from ear to ear as they left with the books they picked out to take home. I had such a wonderful time with the children that I signed up for another read aloud the following week. I am glad I got to create a lovely memory for myself and for them.

Summer Volunteer

Gauri volunteered at our office three days a week for the past eight weeks. She assisted with our gently used book inventory which was crucial in supporting literacy this summer. Gauri was a natural with the children at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin sites, most importantly she had a rewarding experience which benefited children in the community.

Gauri is a student at Vista Ridge High School in Cedar Park. We wish her the best of luck this upcoming school year!

Click here to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

My Summer with BookSpring
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My Summer with BookSpring

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