Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies is a reading enrichment program for children in grades 1-3.

  • Reading Buddies is not a tutoring service.
  • Please attend all scheduled meetings. You are required to stay in the library during your child's Reading Buddies sessions.
  • Upon acceptance to the Reading Buddies program, your Little Buddy will be paired with a Big Buddy, a teen library volunteer who is trained to read with kids in a way that helps encourage a love of reading. The buddies will meet for one hour a week for eight weeks.
  • A 30-minute orientation will take place at the beginning of the first session. This orientation is required for you, your Little Buddy, and their Big Buddy. Please bring a few books that are just right for your Little Buddy.
  • Each session lasts one hour. Buddies take turns reading to each other for 30 minutes, with the remaining 30 minutes spent on activities such as writing and word games.