Book Mates is a reading buddy program partnering 1st through 4th grade children with a teen volunteer. The goal of the program is to give children the opportunity to practice the skill of reading with an attentive teen and have fun at the same time! The program runs each fall and spring with weekly 30 minute sessions on Wednesdays at 3:30-4:00 p.m. Spaces are limited and applications are required (Submitting an application does not mean automatic acceptance. Applicants will be notified by phone or email of status).
Fall session dates include 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, and 11/15. Applications accepted September 1-16. Parents of 1-4 graders interested in learning more should visit the Book Mates for Kids site. Teens in 6-12 grade interested in volunteering should visit our Book Mates Volunteer Program site.
Please do not attend this session unless you have been notified of your acceptance by one of the librarians.