Reading Buddies

This exciting new program is designed to help kids entering Grades 2 - 4 improve their reading skills and discover a love of books under the guidance of teen volunteers. To ensure both Little Buddies and Big Buddies have the fullest experience possible, we ask all participants to commit to one hour each week.

We will be accepting applications for 10 Little Buddies and 10 Big Buddies until May 3, 2019

The program begins May 21 and runs every Tuesday until June 25.

Little Buddies 

Are you the parent of a child entering Grade 2, 3, or 4? Would your child benefit from extra reading practice? Apply to the Reading Buddies program! Each Little Buddy is matched with a teen Big Buddy who will act as a guide and mentor. Under the supervision of a Library professional, the Reading Buddy pairs will meet at the Library to read aloud, choose books, and play fun literacy-building games.

Click here to fill out a Little Buddy application!

Big Buddies 

Are you a teen looking for a fun volunteer opportunity? Apply to become a Big Buddy! Share your love of reading while developing valuable skills! Reading Buddies is a program intended to help kids entering Grades 2 - 4 improve their reading skills and develop a love of reading. Big Buddies act as mentors and positive reading role models. 

All Big Buddies are asked to attend one training session on May 14 from 4:30pm - 5:30pm. If a Big Buddy is unable to attend the training session at the time listed, they must contact Samantha to work out an alternate time and date. 

Click here to fill out a Big Buddy application!

Program Details 

Reading Buddies runs every Tuesday, May 21 - June 25, 2019

A total of 10 Little Buddy and 10 Big Buddy participants will be accepted:

  • Five Little Buddies and five Big Buddies will come from 5:00pm - 6:00pm 
  • Five Little Buddies and five Big Buddies will come from 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Questions?

Please feel free to contact Samantha
780-865-2363
samnugent@hintonlibrary.org