Volunteer Spotlight: Barbara Olivere and Evan Pollack

  • Posted on: 28 January 2019
  • By: mfurukawa

Barbara Olivere, a professional storyteller and retired librarian and Evan Pollack, a professional musician, volunteer for Tunes & Tales at Central Library, using their skills to bring joy to children and families through storytelling and music. Barbara started volunteering for the library in the fall of 2017, helping their intergenerational program at the Arlington Mill Community Center called Seniors and Kids Together Storytime. In spring 2018, she started volunteering with Tunes & Tales due to her storytelling skills and enthusiasm. "I volunteer because I love connecting older people with children and telling stories. This is what I do - I tell stories. Children develop listening skills to what we do." says, Barbara Olivere. Evan started volunteering at the library in the winter of 2016. Many children know him for a live epiosode of Cuentos y Mas (Diabetes Special), produced by Arlington TV and Arlington Public Library. He has been cheerfully supporting the library with different stortytime and storytelling programs both in the library and the community."For me, it's an honor to serve this wonderful community in Arlington. Everyone in strorytime is treated as one. We have people from all over the world here and it's an honor to interact with all of them." says Evan Pollack.


Tunes & Tales is a lively, interactive program that features music, movement and storytelling hosted at the Arlington Central Library on Wednesdays at 10:15am and 11:00am.