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Volunteers Needed for the 2009 Children’s Literature Festival

The James C. Kirkpatrick Library seeks volunteers to host the 41st Annual Children’s Literature Festival. Every year, the library hosts the annual Children’s Literature Festival. More than 6,000 children and 1,300 adults attend the festival during the first Monday and Tuesday of spring break, to hear over 40 nationally recognized children’s authors and illustrators discuss their craft. Come join in the fun!

Volunteers are needed most on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17. You may volunteer for one day or both!

2008 Children's Literature Festival

Here’s how it works:

  • Volunteers arrive between 8:00-8:30am, and are normally finished by 2:30-3:00pm.
  • Volunteers help get children seated, introduce authors to the audience, help manage autograph lines, and do anything that may be necessary to support an author’s speaking session.
  • We provide you with a modest breakfast snack, a full lunch, and beverages throughout the day.
  • Volunteers enjoy a discount on books purchased at the festival (these can be autographed!)
  • Volunteers are given a certificate of appreciation.
  • If there is a particular author you’d like to support, please let us know, and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

The festival couldn’t take place without the assistance of our many volunteers, so we do hope you can participate!

To volunteer, please contact:
Carol Smith Assistant Professor of Library Services
csmith@libserv.ucmo.edu
660-543-8639

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