Cuentacuentos is a children’s program at the Lawrence Public Library (707 Vermont St.) which takes place on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10:30-11:00 a.m. in the library’s Readers’ Theater. GRASP collaborates with the public library and recruits Spanish-speaking volunteers, who are actively involved with reading stories to children and leading them in other fun activities, such as singing songs and making crafts.
GRASP would like to thank the public library staff for their willingness to work hand in hand with us when organizing this activity. Last but not least, please email GRASP at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to know more information about Cuentacuentos. You can also check out the promotional flyer.
Here's what people have to say:
“I enjoyed working with kids in a relaxed setting. They love to hear, sing and dance in another language that is not their own and having the opportunity to share with them my native language and culture is what I value the most in Cuentacuentos.” – Indira García
“Volunteering with Cuentacuentos was a great way to actively participate and encourage the maintenance of heritage Spanish language and culture in the Lawrence community, as well as introduce the language to young children who did not know much. Given the social and cognitive benefits that bilingualism can have on the individual, I felt very fortunate to reach beyond the university setting and help out with such an event.” – Nicholas Feroce