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Release Date: 08/22/2006

The Seattle Public Library seeking volunteers for 'Talk Time' and 'Homework Help' programs at branches, Central Library

The Seattle Public Library is seeking volunteers to assist with its ESL "Talk Time" and "Homework Help" programs.

"Talk Time" volunteers help facilitate conversations with people learning English as a second language. The program gives volunteers the chance to learn about different cultures. "Talk Time" volunteers are needed weekly at the Beacon Hill and Rainier Beach branches and the Central Library. A nine-month commitment is required and training is provided. Volunteers must be able to commit to an average of four hours per week. Prospective volunteers are invited to a "Talk Time" orientation from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Literacy, ESL and World Languages Department.

"Homework Help" volunteers are being recruited to assist elementary, middle and high school students at the Columbia, Delridge, Douglass-Truth, Lake City, and NewHolly branches through the school year. Many of these students have recently moved to the United States. Volunteers are asked to commit two hours per week through June 2007.

For more information on either program, please contact Anne Vedella, Library volunteer services coordinator, at (206) 386-4664 by Friday, Sept. 1.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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