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Storyteller for Preschool Storytime

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ORGANIZATION: Santa Maria Public Library - Santa Maria Public Library

Volunteer Storyteller: Orcutt Library

Santa Maria Public Library system is seeking an energetic and fun team of volunteers to run a preschool story time at their Orcutt branch. A background in education or acting is preferred. Experience working with families and a knowledge of children’s literature is desired. Duties will include planning and presenting regular story times for young children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Live Scan fingerprinting is required, and will be scheduled by the volunteer coordinator. A commitment to one year of volunteer service is desired. Training will be provided.


  • Background in education or acting

  • Experience working with families

  • Knowledge of children’s literature

  • Ability to commit to one year of volunteer work desired

  • Pass Live Scan fingerprinting


  • Plan and present story times for families

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About Santa Maria Public Library - Santa Maria Public Library


421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria, CA 93454, US

Mission Statement

The Santa Maria Public Library provides materials and services to help community residents obtain information to meet their personal, educational, and professional needs. The Library features current, high demand, high interest materials in a variety of formats for persons of all ages in both Spanish and English. Special emphasis is placed on stimulating young children's interests to foster an appreciation for reading and learning.


The Santa Maria Public Library is a full service public library offering books, eBooks, movies, books on CD, print and emagazines, and newspapers for the public. Computers are available for 2 hours of use each day with a library card. Computers have Microsoft Office Suite and access to the internet. Wifi is available in the library. Art is displayed in several areas of the library. A meeting room is available for rent by nonprofit and profit groups. Study rooms on the second floor are available for use with a library card. Reference and Children's services offer special programs for adults, children, and teens including storytime, movies, author visits, and informational programs. The library is dedicated to helping kids discover the joys of reading as well as introducing them to the library. Central Coast Literacy Council is located in the library and matches tutors to English learners.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


175 South BroadwaySanta Maria, CA 93454



  • Reading Comprehension
  • People Skills
  • Storytelling
  • Youth Services
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-4 hours month
  • Ability to read and select age appropriate picture books to read to children, patience

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