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 Summer session. The next session begins Monday, June 12 and continues weekly until July 17. We meet from 4:15 to 5:15. We can evaluate Monday July 3rd and if we choose not to hold RB that day we can make it up by continuing until July 24th.
Big buddies need to interview and be trained the first or second week of June. If you are interested , please contact us to be ready for the next session.