Friday, September 7, 2007

Volunteers Needed for the Read and Romp event at the South Carolina State Museum Sunday, Oct. 7th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (But Set-Up Starts at 8 am)

Read and Romp will be Sunday, Oct. 7th from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm. For those of you who weren't here this time last year, the Read and Romp is large children's literacy event held at the South Carolina State Museum. Funds raised go to Reach Out and Read, a wonderful literacy initiative for disadvantaged kids. (Please click on the link above for more information.)

It is also a lot of fun. Each both at the Read and Romp is specific to a particular children's book. I was Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk last year, and I also apparently draw a mean Olivia the Pig in a pinch, which isn't too bad for a student on the archive track. Everything that you are asked to do is very straightforward and they answer any questions you might have. Also, this year SCCCBL (the South Carolina Center for Children's Books and Literacy) will have a booth, so we really do want to have a strong SLIS presence.

Volunteers will be needed all day, from 8 in the morning till 1pm for set up and from 1 to 4 for the event proper. You don't have to come the whole day, just volunteer for a certain period of time. You can either help put on signs and things like that (set-up is light work) or you can volunteer at a booth. The booths are each particular to a certain book (say, "Olivia Saves the Circus") -- and come with very specific instructions on what you are expected to do. It is very easy.

I think we will have a wonderful time. If you are interested in joining us, e-mail LISSA at

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