Volunteer of the month – August 2023

Volunteer of the month -August

Sivaranjini Ramesh

Sivaranjini Ramesh

We are delighted to announce our volunteer of the month for August 2023: Sivaranjini Ramesh! Here’s a message from her:

“I had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer at minibiblioPLUS, an oasis of learning and imagination. It’s remarkable how this library extends its doors to daycares and children for free. This inclusivity ensures that every child can experience the enchantment of books right in their daycare setting.

When I was a child, I cherished my visits to the library, immersing myself in captivating stories. Witnessing minibiblioPLUS bring the magic of books to children in the cozy embrace of their daycare centers is truly incredible. The well-organized shelves, thoughtfully categorized books, and the library’s commitment to promoting equity and cultural understanding showcases its dedication to fostering knowledge.
In my role as a library assistant, I had the privilege of not only shelving books but also delving into their contents. Exploring topics as profound such as mental health and the pandemic, pertinent yet often overlooked, was eye-opening. What’s even more inspiring is that children are introduced to these sensitive subjects, encouraging them to embrace responsibility and empathy from an early age.

Learning the intricacies of library management, from the Dewey Decimal System to cataloging and shelf organization, brought me immense pride and a sense of accomplishment.
The experience of being a librarian was exhilarating, and Marco’s reminder of the quote, “I’m a librarian, what’s your superpower?” encapsulated the empowerment I felt with every passing week.
Although my schedule keeps me occupied at the moment, I eagerly anticipate the day I can return to minibiblioPLUS once more, rekindling the passion I hold for books, organization, and the boundless world of learning.


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Summer Reads: books recommendations about swimming

Summer Reads - book suggestions

Ready for some summer fun? Yes, summer is not over yet! Dive into our beach and pool essentials for a perfect day in the sun!

For that, we have some fantastic book recommendations for you. Click on the image to explore our fun and educational list of activities to supplement your reading. Let your imagination take a dip in the water!

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Book of the month – August

Book of the Month

” A Child of Books” is a beautifully illustrated picture book written by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston. It takes readers on a whimsical journey through the power of storytelling and imagination, celebrating the magic of books.

The story follows a young girl and a boy as they explore various literary landscapes and embark on adventures fueled by the words on the pages. The illustrations incorporate actual text from classic literature, adding an extra layer of depth to the visual experience. It’s a delightful read that encourages readers, both young and old, to embrace the world of stories and let their imaginations run wild.

To enhance your reading experience, we’ve curated a list of fun and educational activities that perfectly complement the book. Simply click on the image to access the list.

We hope you have a fantastic time reading!

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Book of the month – July

Book of the month- July

Introducing our Book of the Month for July: “Pete the Cat Goes Camping” by James Dean!

We’re thrilled to share this adventurous tale with you, where Pete the Cat embarks on a camping journey filled with excitement and new experiences.

To enhance your reading experience, we’ve curated a list of fun and educational activities that perfectly complement the book. Simply click on the image below to access the list and add an extra layer of enjoyment to your camping-themed reading adventure!

We hope you have a fantastic time reading “Pete the Cat Goes Camping.”

Happy reading and happy camping!

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Volunteer of the month – July 2023

Volunteer of the month – July 2023

Shakera Ahmed

Shakera Ahmed

We are delighted to announce our volunteer of the month for July 2023: Shakera Ahmed! Here’s a message from her:

Since starting this journey as a storytime animator, this role has brought me immense joy and satisfaction!
Volunteering at minibiblioPLUS helped me become a more flexible person. When working with children, you quickly realize that anything can happen, but you learn to adapt to those unique situations. Seeing the children’s faces light up with excitement just by my presence makes this role even more enjoyable. Their eagerness gives me the energy to work harder to make the next reading session more memorable.

MinibliblioPLUS impacts those children positively, and I am witnessing it throughout this journey. These reading sessions allow them to express their opinions and feelings but also gain confidence by doing so. Through this role, I also have the opportunity to instill important values, morals, and life lessons since most of the books are educational. Most importantly, Minibiblioplus is also impacting their families. By providing these storytelling sessions, we alleviate some of the burdens faced by parents who may be unable to dedicate sufficient time to reading with their children. We become a valuable support system.

Thank you for allowing me to contribute to such a meaningful cause!

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Book suggestions: World Refugee Day


In honour of International Refugee Day, here are a few recommended reads by our volunteer Wanessa Cardoso.

Did you know that each year on 20 June, the world celebrates World Refugee Day? “The international day to honour people who have been forced to flee. The idea is that together, we can champion their right to seek safety, build support for their economic and social inclusion, and advocate for solutions to their plight”. (Source: UNHCR).

Click on the image to access the full information!

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Volunteer of the month – May 2023

Volunteer of the Month

Gaelle Paquet

We are delighted to announce our volunteer of the month for May 2023: Gaelle Paquet! Here’s a message from her:

“On my first day volunteering, I was surprised to find that a group of young children could make me so nervous. Though, it only took me a few minutes to realize how wonderful and curious they were. Throughout my volunteering, I have come to think that reading is an integral part of life, full of learning, and fun. So, I believe it is extremely important for kids to develop an interest in reading early on. By exposing them to books in a fun, informal way, the kids I work with have really developed a strong and long-lasting relationship with reading. This is why I think projects like minibiblioPLUS are so necessary.
Besides bringing me lots of fun time reading and playing with kids, my volunteering here has given me a new outlook on the link between education and entertainment. I truly value my work here and I think that seeing the kids’ faces light up each time they see me and the books is one of the most priceless feelings ever.”

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