Book Buddies pairs teens and kids with the goal of improving kids’ confidence in their reading skills. Students in grades K-3 practice reading one-on-one with a trained teen volunteer. Each young reader is matched with a teen and spends 30 minutes a week reading aloud during the 6-week series. Parents must remain in the library during the program. A limited number of students will be able to participate.
Applications will be accepted starting January 28, 2019.
Spring 2019 Sessions
Bridgeton Trails: Mondays, March 25 - April 29
Cliff Cave: Thursdays, March 28 - May 2
Oak Bend: Mondays, March 25 - April 29
Prairie Commons: Tuesdays, March 26 - April 30
Selected participants will be assigned a 30-minute session between 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Kids in grades kindergarten through 3rd grade can apply for the Book Buddies program by using the link below. Application deadline is February 17, 2019.
- K-3 Application: https://goo.gl/forms/v7AU4T1t4R7XCo4B3
Teen volunteers are needed to help with the Book Buddies program. Teens must attend a training and commit to all 1-hour weekly sessions for the entire 6-week period. They will earn volunteer hours.
Teens ages 14-17 can apply to become a Book Buddies volunteer by using the links below. Application deadline is February 17, 2019.
- Teen Application: https://goo.gl/forms/mP7qTiaPYMdvUf8h2