Reading Buddies is designed to give your child extra reading practice with a caring teen mentor and to make the reading experience fun. Reading Buddies is not a tutoring service for your child. Teen Reading Buddy volunteers are not trained or expected to correct learning problems.
Who can participate?
- students in grades K-3 are eligible
- students must be able to attend all–or almost all–of the meetings
- students’ parent or guardian must remain in the library during the meetings
- Little Buddies will be admitted to the program on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply early
Who are Big Buddies? Students in grades 6-12 can volunteer to be Reading Buddies. Typically, they are teens who love reading, enjoy working with younger children, and want to give back to their community.
What do the Buddies do?
- your child and his/her Buddy will take turns reading aloud
- they talk about their books and may do activities connected to the material
- they might work on reading related homework, such as sight words
- to break up the 60 minute session they may also play games or do some coloring
Currently Reading Buddies is offered Mondays-Fridays seasonally between the hours of 3:30 & 5:30. Buddies meet the same day each week that is mutually convenient for a 45 minute or 60 minute session.
The next session of Reading Buddies will run from the week of September 22-November 17. Applications are due by Monday September 15.
Interested in getting your child a Big Buddy? Applications can be found by clicking here or at the Teen or Children’s desk at the library.