Library--Bascom Branch

Programmatic - Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies create a positive reading experience for children in grades K-4. Volunteers work one-on-one with participants to guide them in their practice of reading, build confidence, and improve reading skills.


· Listening to children read aloud and assisting as needed

· Asking questions to improve comprehension

· Modeling the use of a dictionary to find definitions of words


· Complete Reading Buddies Volunteer Training (approximately 1 hour)

· Experience or interest working with children

· Dependable, patient, and flexible

· Second language ability desired, but not required

· Fingerprint clearance required for volunteers age 18 and over


· Volunteers are needed Tuesday-Thursday, 3:00-4:00 (some flexibility is possible)

· Two hours a week, two days per month for six months


· Must be at least 15 years old

· Must have a high level of oral communication skills in English

Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 15+
  • Oral and written communication skills in English Must be at least High

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday Evening
  • Tuesday Evening
  • Friday Evening