Purpose: Encourage children to practice reading skills and build reading confidence by allowing them to read aloud to library-approved volunteer dogs in a non-threatening environment. Qualifications: Must be a Love on a Leash certified dog team who enjoy working with children and families. Responsibilities: Encourage a love of reading and animals, and assisting children with literacy and relaxation skills.
Oceanside Public Library’s mission is to serve the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of our diverse community by facilitating literacy, lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, information equity and civic involvement in a welcoming, customer-focused environment.
Public libraries in California seek to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. Libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.