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Summit Library Seeks Teen Volunteers for 'Book Buddies' Program, Hosts Brief Training Sessions Starting Jan. 14

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"Book Buddies" offers an ideal way for teens to fulfill community service hour requirements. Credits: summitlibrary.org
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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library is in search of area middle and high school students looking to fulfill community service requirements for school, scouts, or religious organizations -- and who enjoy working with children -- to participate in their "Book Buddies" program.
 
"Book Buddies" pairs these youth volunteers with a younger child to read with them or help him / her with their reading sills.
 
The Summit Free Public Library works with an school and accommodates other extracurricular commitments, and strives to match "buddies" who may have similar interests. 
 
The winter session is from February 1 through March 12, with the Library offering short training sessions for interested teens on six dates in January:
 
- Sunday, January 24
- Monday, January 11 and 25
- Thursday, January 14, 21, 28

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All training sessions will be held at the Library, located at 75 Maple Street.
 
Those interested in volunteering are directed to completed a "Book Buddies" volunteer form at summitlibrary.org

For more information, contact the Summit Free Public Library at 908-273-0350.

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