Story Time Readers
POP, a free service of the Buncombe County Public Library, takes the resources of the library to children in childcare centers. Outreach services include book deliveries and Story Time presentations. With the help of enthusiastic volunteers, over thousands of preschoolers in Buncombe County have an important opportunity for joy and learning though books.
Volunteering for POP requires attendance at a training workshop, held several times a year. Volunteers make a commitment of two visits a month to an assigned daycare center, usually near their home. Story Times last about 20-30 minutes. The library provides kits with books and puppets; the training includes everything from children's literature to getting those wiggles out. No experience is necessary—just a sense of fun, love and respect for children and an appreciation of the value of reading in their lives.