is an adult who, along with parents, provides young people with support,
counsel, friendship, reinforcement and constructive example. Mentors are good
listeners, people who care, people who want to help young people bring out
strengths that are already there.
is an experience that can bring many rewarding moments. Volunteering also
teaches children the value of giving their time and effort while introducing
you to skills and experiences never before encountered.
Establishing or joining a book club can be a very nurturing and empowering
experience. Being involved in a book club is a way to bond with others and
strengthen our minds and our spirits.
Libraries play an important role in the education and development of
children. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use
the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use
the library as a source of lifelong learning. It is the only place people of
all ages and backgrounds can find and freely use a diversity of resources.
Resources are available free of charge
The Bookmobile is a library on wheels with books, magazines, CD's, videos
and other materials for children, young adults and adults. With a
bookmobile or library on wheels, even the remotest community without a means
of transportation can be reached and served. Contact your local county
library to for additional information.