Volunteers sought to read to children at Richmond Public Library this summer

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Adults and teen volunteers are needed to read to children this summer at The Richmond Public Library.

The Richmond Summer Reading Heroes program runs from June 16 through Aug. 12 and is a way to keep children’s reading skills growing while they’re on school break.

Reading sessions between volunteers and children will occur Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library at 325 Civic Center Plaza.

The children will be heading into grades one through five. Each reading session with a child is about a half-hour long, and volunteers are asked to contribute between one and four hours of their time per week to the program.

Don’t worry about book selection. Librarians will be available to offer suitable literature.

To sign up or for more information, contact Christina Nypaver at (510) 620-5495. All volunteers must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis in order to participate, according to the city.