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Reading Buddies
The Reading Buddies Program 
Reading Buddies is a free, award-winning reading enrichment program that pairs rising 1st-3rd graders with volunteers in 7th-12th grades. Buddies meet once a week to read together one-on-one, play literacy games, and do group activities. At the end of the term the Buddies, present a group project to their families.

Reading Buddies sessions take place three times a year:
  • Winter-Spring Term January-April
  • Summer Term June-August; includes a Writing Buddies program for rising 4th-6th graders 
  • Fall Term September-November
Participants must reapply for each session. For specific dates and times of each session, see the Big Buddies or Little Buddies brochures.
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Purpose
Reading Buddies gives kids, the Little Buddies, extra reading practice with a caring, creative teen mentor, (the Big Buddy), in a fun, low-stress environment.

Program Materials: Big Buddies - Rising 7th-12th Graders
Big Buddy volunteers develop leadership experience, increase problem-solving and communication skills, and gain responsibility while serving their community and making a difference in children's lives. Big Buddies can volunteer in our program at the library. Check out our brochure and apply today!

Please note: Our program is not a tutoring service. Teen volunteers are neither trained nor expected to correct learning problems or to teach children to read.

Program Materials: Little Buddies - Rising 1st-3rd Graders
Parents can read the most recent brochure for prospective Little Buddies, and read the Spanish brochure for Little Buddies.
Apply today for the Wnter-Spring session, in English or Spanish.

Contact Information
Please contact Sarah, the program coordinator, at 303-661-1180 or by email

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