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Apply for the Summer Session Now!
New summer session added! Tuesday mornings, 11:45am-12:30pm.

Purpose
Reading Buddies gives kids (the Little Buddies) extra one-on-one reading practice with caring, creative teen mentors (the Big Buddies), 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. 
  
  • Check out our Big Buddies Summer brochure
   • Apply today to be a Big Buddy!

Program Materials: Little Buddies - Rising 1st-3rd Graders
            

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. 

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.

Sessions
  • Winter-Spring Term: January - April
  • Summer Term: June - August; includes a Writing Buddies program for rising 4th-7th 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.

Summer Programs
  • Summer Reading Buddies runs the week of June 8 through the week of July 27.
  • Summer Reading Sessions are Mondays, 3 - 4pm & 6:30-7:30pm; Tuesdays, 10:15-11:15am & 11:45am-12:30pm 
  • Summer Writing Buddies takes place on Tuesdays, 3 - 4:30 pm
  • Summer Drop-in Reading Buddies Playdates on Saturdays from 10:15-11:15 am. 
  • Summer Applications available online and at the library by the end of April

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

Learn more about the Writing Buddies program.

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