Summer Reading Practice Programs

This page includes information for children and parents and for volunteers on our Book Buddies and R.E.A.D programs. Please scroll down to find the section that is right for you. Updated 05/26/2021

R.E.A.D. with Harper the Therapy Dog!

Our library is partnering with Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause to bring trained therapy dog Harper to our library for reading practice programs. Harper is a sweet black lab who is ready to listen to stories!

Children entering grades 1-5 of any skill level are invited to join Harper on the grass for a 15 minute reading session. Bring a book you feel comfortable reading or borrow a leveled reader from our library.  Masks are required and caregivers must stay on the library’s property during the course of the program. Registration is required. Registration will open in June.

Summer session dates and times:  

Biweekly Wednesdays July 7, July 21, August 4, and August 18, 15 minute appointment, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

 


Book Buddies

Information for children and parents

Book Buddies is a program designed to help new, struggling, or reluctant readers gain confidence as a trained teen volunteer encourages and supports their growing reading skills. For the summer 2021 season, this program will be held over Zoom. This program is for children entering grades 1-5.

Each participating child will receive 30 minutes of quality reading practice time with one of our trained volunteers every week. For Summer 2021, the program will be held Monday afternoons, 2:30 – 3:00 PM. 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 for this program will open in June.

Summer Session Dates:

Mondays, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, & 8/16, 2:30 – 3:00 PM

 

Information for Volunteers

Tweens and teens ages 11 and up can volunteer as a Book Buddy! Work one-on-one with our community’s new, reluctant, and struggling readers.

For the summer 2021 season, this program will be held over Zoom on Monday afternoons, 2:30 – 3:00 PM. Please be sure that you can commit to attending at least 2/3 of the program’s dates if you want to volunteer.

To sign up, you must fill out a summer volunteer application. Applications will open in June. 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:

Mondays, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, & 8/16, 2:30 – 3:00 PM