Tuesday, June 13, 2017

WW: @OmahaLibrary Volunteer {Linky}

Mica's moving up in the world! I asked him if he'd like to be a Youth Volunteer at the library? He said, "Yes!" right away. It is after one of his favorite places to go. The boy loves to read.

I made him fill out his own application. We covered things like why there are 3 lines for an address (if someone has an apartment number), what his skills are and his experience. Luckily he's been on Student Council at school, in the gifted program, and goes to a camp called Banister's Leadership Academy. We had some things to work with.

The library said that he can help out this summer, but not during the school year until he's 13. The boy doesn't turn 12 until August 10. I to would like him to focus on his new middle school experiences and studies during the school year also.

He works volunteers at the library for 2 hours on Sundays. I love it because it gives him more experience, keeps him busy, lets him do something to help our community, and I get one on one time with Isaak.

Isaak and I made some String Art, while Mica was off to volunteer:




Mica was off to volunteer at the library. I think Mica was slightly nervous at first. At least that's how I read the crossed arms.


When I went to pick him up 2 hours later he was still busy volunteering away.


He said, "Mom I have got to tell you about this when I'm done."


He told me that his first experience was ripping books that they couldn't sell apart to be thrown away. "Can you believe they throw books away at the library?" He said. Then he had to shelve books. He said it was easy to do, but that he didn't realize certain letters moved over to the next shelf system.

He must have enjoyed it because he asked to call my parents Grandma and Grandpa to tell them about his whole experience.

I'm so thankful that the library is letting him volunteer. When it comes time for Mica to get a job he'll actually have experience to put down on that application.

What was your first job, or volunteer experience? 

15 comments:

Kristi Maloney said...

That is excellent that your oldest is volunteering! What a great experience. It looks like your youngest takes after his Mom in artist talent! :)

Joyce Lansky said...

I must have been away too long because your kids grew up while I was gone.

stevebethere said...

That string of art looks good and the pose outside the Library LOL

I agree with Joyce too :-)

Have an artistictastic week :-)

Jeanna said...

What a wonderful thing to do and an impressive resume for an 11-year-old. I would have given anything to spend more time at the library at that age.

mail4rosey said...

That's awesome that he had a good time volunteering. My kids volunteer with me, but they haven't gone off on their own to do it (they youngest ones anyway). I think it's cool!

Your boys both are getting SO big!!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Way to go with the volunteering!

I worked in a bookstore when I was pregnant with Mariah and we also had to tear the covers off the books to send back to the publisher for credit if they didn't sell and throw the rest of the book in the trash. I had one lady chew me out for doing it. Hey, it wasn't my policy. Take it up with the publishers!

csuhpat1 said...

Very cool that is he a volunteer.

Thanks for hosting and have a great rest of the week.

pixiedusk said...

I always wanted to work in a library! It seems so calming. I think Mica is so cool for doing this!

Deborah Coombs said...

How wonderful! This really is an incredible experience for him. And how wonderful he's so excited!

Sandee said...

Babysitter way my first job. So long ago.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

indah nuria Savitri said...

Bravoooo Mica...I love doing the same thing, but now I have no time :((. But it's always great to see the kids enjoying their time in library

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Sounds like a good way to stay busy this summer!

Becca said...

I have never done string art before - that is so cool! I think my first job was helping out in a classroom at religious school :)

Harry Flashman said...

If he gets older and goes into the military, tell him to remember "never volunteer" for anything. I learned that the hard way myself.

I hate to think of them ripping up books. The three years I worked as a fifth grade teacher, our library was so lame I bought history books with my own money for the library. Seems like there would always be some place that could use old books.

I have a vague memory of my sister and mom doing string art. It must have been around for a long time.

Mandy 'n' Justin said...

Oh wow! That's wonderful that Mica is able to volunteer! I volunteered at the library when I was a teenager and absolutely loved it! I had no idea they would take kids so young, though! This is a fantastic experience for him! :)

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