Storybook Village


Event Description:

Join us to help promote early literacy and inspire children to read. Volunteer at the Ohio History Center’s Storybook Village event, where children’s favorite characters from popular kids’ books and television programs magically come to life!


This year Storybook Village is exploring the “magic of storytelling” with an emphasis on “magic.” While traversing Ohio Village, families will encounter familiar faces like Cinderella and Prince Charming, but also some new characters like Merlin from Arthurian legend and the Slavic monster slayer Marya Morevna.


This event provides early literacy and school-readiness resources, fun activities, library card sign-ups with the Columbus Metropolitan Library, and much more.


Volunteers help make this day magical for each and every child. Saturday, June 8 from 9am-5pm. Various Positions needed.


Mascot/Character Assistant

Create your Own Magical Creature Attendant

Period Games (Indoor or Outdoor)

Storybook Obstacle Course Attendant

Photo Studio Attendant

Queen of Hearts Croquet Attendant 

Ohio Wildlife Attendant

Story-time Coordinator


Skills Required:
No experience necessary. Ability to read and understand basic text. Comfortable working with large crowds.


Time Commitment:
Saturday, June 9 from 9am-5pm
Available to work at least 3 hour shifts


Work Environment:
You will be working in an outdoor historic village. Will likely include engagement with small children and their parents.


Physical Demands:
May require lifting of a few small books.


Age Requirement:
16 and up

Event Date/Time: Sat, Jun 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Volunteers Needed:
Event Meeting Location: Ohio History Center & Ohio Village

800 E. 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43211

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Event Organizer: Danielle Rennick
Event Category:
Storybook Village