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Book Buddies

Book BuddiesVirtual Book Buddies pairs teens and kids with the goal of improving kids’ confidence in their reading skills. Kids who have completed grades K-3 are matched with teen volunteers and spend 30 minutes each week reading aloud over Zoom during the 6-week series. A limited number of kids and teens will be able to participate. 

By participating in the Library’s virtual program, you understand that the video and audio content is streamed to other participants if your microphone or video camera are on. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian’s permission to participate and anyone age 9 or younger must have direct adult supervision for the duration of the program.

Zoom Sessions

Tuesdays, June 8-July 13, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
Wednesdays, June 9-July 14, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
Wednesdays, June 9-July 14, 6:00-7:15 p.m.  This session is now full.

Selected K-3 participants will be assigned a 30-minute session during one of the times listed above, based on the day chosen in the application.

Kids who have completed Kindergarten through 3rd grade can apply for the Book Buddies program by using the link below. Application deadline has been extended to Sunday, May 23, 2021 for kids. Participants will be notified via email no later than May 28.

K-3 Application:

Teens ages 14-17 can apply to become a Virtual Book Buddies volunteer by using the link below. Teen volunteers must attend training and commit to all weekly sessions for the entire 6-week period. They will earn volunteer hours. 

Teen applications are closed.
Teen applicants chosen for a brief interview on Zoom will be contacted between May 19-21.
Teen Training Session: Tuesday, June 1, 6:30-7:00 p.m. on Zoom.

Teen Application: