Book Buddies

This page includes information for children and parents and for volunteers. Please scroll down to find the section that is right for you.

 

Information for children and parents

Book Buddies is a program designed to help your new, struggling, or reluctant reader gain confidence as a trained teen or adult volunteer works with them to encourage and support their growing reading skills.

Volunteers

  • Listen to your child read aloud
  • Encourage and support reading strategies
  • Ask your child questions to support reading comprehension
  • Read to your child to support reading and listening comprehension

Your child will receive 30 minutes of quality reading time with one of our volunteers every other week. We are running Book Buddies this summer on Tuesday afternoons. Interested participants need to commit to attending at least two-thirds of the program sessions, or they will forfeit their spot to another child. Registration for this program will take place at the same time as registration for all other summer children’s programs. Registration is limited to one session per child.

Summer Session Dates:

Tuesdays: July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7, and August 14.

Session I: 4:00-4:30 PM

Session II: 4:45-5:15 PM

 

 

 

Information for Volunteers

Adults and teens ages 11 and up can volunteer as a Book Buddy! Work one-on-one or in small groups with our new, reluctant, and struggling readers.

Book Buddies being is offered during the summer program session on Tuesdays. Please be sure that you can commit to attending at least 2/3 of the weeks if you want to volunteer.

To sign up, you must fill out a summer volunteer application. You can apply online here or stop by our circulation desk for a paper application. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Neena at children@pawlinglibrary.org or call 845-855-3444

 

Summer Session Dates:

Tuesdays: July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7, and August 14.

Session I: 4:00-4:30 PM

Session II: 4:45-5:15 PM