Storyteller for Toddler and Preschool Storytime

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Santa Maria Public Library - Santa Maria Public Library

Volunteer Storyteller: Los Alamos and Orcutt

Santa Maria Public Library system is seeking an energetic and fun team of volunteers to assist with a morning toddler story time at the Orcutt branch, and a Saturday preschool story time at the Los Alamos Branch. A background in education, libraries, or acting is preferred. Experience working with families and a knowledge of children’s literature is desired. Duties for Orcutt will include assisting Library staff with a high energy story time for ages 1-3. Duties for Los Alamos 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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Children & Youth Community Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


175 S. BroadwaySanta Maria, CA 93455



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


  • Kids


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

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