Reading Buddies is a free Vail Public Library program that pairs trained teen volunteers with younger kids for a one-on-one reading experience. Little buddies do not need to be struggling readers to benefit from this program. Reading Buddies offers a chance for friendship while providing another set of attentive ears for our young readers. Little buddies should be in grades Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. Big buddies should be in 7th – 12th grades.
Contact Cricket Pylman for an application to be either a Big Buddy or a Little Buddy! We are currently recruiting for our Winter session. The next session begins Monday, January 23 and continues weekly until March 27. We meet from 4:30 to 5:30. There are few Mondays on which there is no school during this session. We will not meet if there is no public school.
Big buddies need to interview and be trained the first or second week of January. If you are interested , please contact us to be ready for the next session.