Happy October everyone!! Wow how quickly this month has gone! With so many exciting things happening, I wanted to take a moment to share with everyone what has been going on here at the Library! For starters, we served about 20-25 this month which is INCREDIBLE!! Each and every child that we have had the chance to work with has been such a wonderful opportunity! We have been working with about the same 10 younger kids who are ranging from K-5th grade and we are also serving about 7-8 older kids in 6th-12th grade as well! Our volunteers have been so incredibly consistent and getting to build relationships with the children as well as with the atmosphere of the library! We have been doing a lot of homework help, mentoring, and just being here for the kids when they want to come hangout and talk about their day with us! The kids have been enjoying the time they get to spend with their homework and once they have finished they feel accomplished and excited to get to engage in games and activities for the remainder of the afternoon! Overall this has been a great month here at the Downtown Statesboro Library and I am looking forward to see what November brings our way!
Our first month at the Library is finished and we couldn’t be more excited! Our first month defiantly had its up’s and down’s; due to the hurricane as well as Labor Day, but we are finally back on schedule! In September we had about 12 volunteers and served over 20 students!! Great progress for a new program and I can’t thank my Serve 912 trip leaders enough for bringing students every Monday to help out and volunteer!!
We have been working with kids from age 5 all the way up to age 18! Math and science homework, reading books and doing spelling words are just a few of the things we have had the opportunity to do!!
Hurricane Irma unfortunately made us lose an entire week working with the kiddos, but that did not slow us down by any means! Every Monday the kids are exciting and waiting for us to announce that Eagle Time is starting! Seeing new faces and having parents reach out to me about bringing their kids in to start participating!
September was a GREAT first month and I am looking forward to the rest of the semester!!!
What an exciting time it is right now as we have begun our BRAND NEW Serve 912 trip and site at the Downtown Statesboro Library!!
My name is Courtnie Nikitaides and I am the Community Liaison between Georgia Southern and the Downtown Library! We have started up our Eagle Time after school program which takes place every Monday from 3:15-5:15 pm as well as being at the library with other volunteers on Wednesday’s from 3:15-5:15pm as well!
At the library we are providing homework help to ages 5-18 as well as being mentors, working to get the kids on track with their school work, and to just have fun and play games or have craft days!
If you are interested in getting more information or wanting to volunteer PLEASE email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I look forward to a wonderful semester and cannot wait to see the growth at the library!!