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?

Reading Buddies and Writing Buddies

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

Get Started

Reading Buddies

Fall 2021 - Kids in grades K-3
Thursdays in September, 4:45-5:30pm
Location: Library (meet in Kid Zone)
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 Fall 2021 now: first come, first serve; spots are limited!
  • Registration is required.
  • Sessions are 45 minutes, once a week for four-six 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.
  • Face coverings are required.

Writing Buddies

Fall 2021 - Kids in grades 3-5
Mondays, Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29, 4:45-5:30pm
Location: Library (meet in lower-level Meeting Room)
Have fun brainstorming, writing, and editing in this mentoring program led by teen volunteers (in grades 8-12). We play writing games, share stories, and have fun!


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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.