Reading & Writing Buddies

Reading or writing with an older buddy is a proven way to bolster confidence, foster a love of books and just have fun!

How Does it Work?

In Reading Buddies regular sessions and playdates, kids have fun reading and playing games with teen volunteers. In Writing Buddies, kids and teens work together to brainstorm, write, and edit.

How Do I Sign Up?

Reading Buddies - Summer 2019 - Regular Session

(Register)

Tuesdays, 4-4:45 pm, June 11 - July 30
Location: Library

Kids in Grades K-3 have fun reading and playing games with other kids and teen volunteers. (Kids must be currently in or have completed kindergarten.)

  • Register for June/July (opens May 1): first come, first serve; spots are limited!
  • Registration is required.
  • Sessions are 45 minutes, once a week for a six or seven-week session.
  • If the session is full, you may add your child to the wait list.
  • If you are unable to make more than two sessions, your spot will be given to the next person on the wait list.
  • A parent or guardian must be present at the Library during each session.

Writing Buddies Playdates - Summer 2019

(Register)  

Mondays, 6-7 pm, June 10 - July 27 
Location: Library, Homework Center (Upper Level)
Kids in grades 3-5 - Have fun brainstorming, writing, and editing with our teen volunteers.

  • Register for June/July (opens May 1). first come, first serve; spots are limited!
  • Registration required. 
  • This registration commits your child to all sessions. If you are unable to make more than two sessions, your spot will be given to the next person on the wait list.

Library Buddies at Boulder Ridge - Playdates - Summer 2019 (Drop In)

Thursdays, 4-5 pm, June 13 - July 25
Location: Boulder Ridge Mobile Home Park (11990 E South Boulder Rd., Lafayette)

  • No registration is required for Library Buddies playdates.
  • Kids in Grades K-5 have fun reading and playing games in groups with other kids and our teen volunteers. (Kids must be currently in or have completed kindergarten.)
  • Parent or Guardian must be present or inside the Boulder Ridge Mobile Home Park area. There is also an attached room to the Reading Buddies space that Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay in, as well as an outside space.
  • View Playdates calendar


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Want to Volunteer?

Teens: If you would like to work and play with kids, or help out the Library in other ways, learn more and sign up on our Teen Team page.