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Helped Wanted: Pool Reading Room


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CHILD, Inc., a Verona non-profit organization, is seeking a Verona resident for the temporary position of Reading Room Assistant.

This is an ideal position for a mature high school or college student on summer break.  This individual will work at the Verona Pool Monday through Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. from June 27 through July 29, with July 4 off.

Responsibilities include:

  • Engaging children from preschool age through 8th grade in reading by signing them up for the Reading Room program and guiding them through the Reading Room book collection;
  • Assisting the Reading Room Supervisor with story-time hour, daily projects and activities for the children;
  • Facilitating Author Visits (e.g., answering their questions, assisting them with presentation materials);
  • Set up and break down of the Reading Room site (e.g., rolling book carts to tables, setting up umbrellas, returning books to storage at the end of each day);
  • Maintaining records of readers (e.g., participant names and contact information).

To qualify for this position, you should have a love of reading, enjoy working with children of all ages, and exhibit a helpful, can-do attitude. To apply, please e-mail Norma Francullo. For more information about CHILD, please visit its Web site.  For more information about the NJ Reading Program, please visit www.njsummerreading.org.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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