Wanted: bilingual volunteers at KDL

Are you bilingual?

Do you enjoy working with kids and families?

Volunteer as a Storytime Ambassador for the Kent District Library!

As one of 34 public libraries in the nation selected as a recipient of “The American Dream Starts @ your library” grant from the American Library Association and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the Kent District Library will be implementing bilingual Storytime programs at several KDL branches. The bilingual Storytimes will incorporate books, music, crafts and other activities to provide cultural experiences for families. 

When you become a Storytime Ambassador, you’ll receive free training and continued support from KDL staff. KDL has identified a need to expand services for speakers of Spanish, Vietnamese and Bosnian, but is interested in bilingual volunteers in any language.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Storytime Ambassador, please contact Denise Robinson at (616) 784-2016 x2221 or drobinson@kdl.org.

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3 Responses to “Wanted: bilingual volunteers at KDL”

  1. Sandra Dymerski Says:


    I do speak english and spanish and I am interested in volunteering (I live in Sand Lake and try to help at the library there whenever I can), I have two kids and take them everywhere I go, sometimes we’d go to the Grand Rapids libraries and check around.

  2. Sandra Fernandez-Tardani Says:

    I would like to volunteer for this project. Unfortunately, I can only on Saturdays because I work during the week. I also have a toddler who will go with me.. if this is fine for you, do you have a babysitter or someone taking care of her meanwhile I read?
    You can contact me via email.

  3. Bethany Joseph Says:

    How old do you have to be to volunteer for this project? I’m only fourteen, but I can speak a fair amount of Spanish. This program sounds interesting to me, and I’d like to find out.