Reading Buddies is a free Vail Public Library program that pairs trained teen volunteers with younger kids for a one-on-one shared reading experience. Little buddies do not need to be struggling readers to benefit from this program, the intent is to foster a love of reading. Reading Buddies offers a chance for friendship while providing another set of attentive ears for our young readers. Little buddies should be going into 1st – 3rd grades Big buddies should be in 8th – 12th grades. Please pursue this opportunity to provide help to a little friend and boost your own leadership skills and serve your community.
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 runs on Thursdays: June 27th – Aug 8th. We meet from 4:30 to 5:30.
Big buddies need to interview and be trained by the third week of June. If you are interested , please contact us to be ready for the next session.