Por Lorena Koppel: Voluntario
Me lo pasé genial representando a BookSpring este fin de semana en la Feria de Recursos de Conexiones Comunitarias, ¡patrocinada por Austin Energy! La feria contó con más de cien vendedores y representantes de negocios y organizaciones, y mostró a los artesanos y artistas locales.
With BookSpring, I was able to spread awareness about the importance of child literacy, and educate attendees about Bookspring?s mission. We gifted books to families at the fair and hosted Read-Alouds in English and Spanish. BookSpring had an inviting setup, with plenty of space for families to pick out their new books, and an area for reading. The inflatable chairs were a big hit, and even doubled as a bounce house for the virtuoso?two for one!
Austin Energy estimated a fair attendance of at least 500 families. I was so honored to connect with so many people, and to play a part in sharing a love of books. ?Reading to the kids and hearing their takes on the story at hand was so much fun, and I?m grateful for their attentiveness (especially the time a small chapter book was selected).
I also had the opportunity to see a beautiful performance by Matachines dancers, and to visit with other vendors, such as Girlstart and Worker?s Defense. The weather was perfect for a family event, and I?m so happy I had the opportunity to be a part of this.
Be sure to visit Lorena’s blog at http://www.lorenalore.com/blog/the-community-connections-resource-fair.
Para obtener información sobre el voluntariado, visite https://www.bookspring.org/volunteer-menu/