Julie Haseldon

I began volunteering as a reader for the Read-Aloud Volunteer Program shortly after retiring from a career in maintenance and construction.  Reading aloud with children has been a pleasure every year.  I consider this program a win-win for the children and the readers.  The children clearly benefit from the positive relationships with the readers as they develop their love for reading and books.  Readers enjoy benefits beyond just sharing their time with children and helping to nurture reading skills.  We also enjoy the books that we read!  Learning about our world, the joy of a good story and sharing a laugh are just a few of the delights readers enjoy.  I have invited friends to join Read-Aloud and several have become readers.  I am grateful to be a part of this valuable program.