Osage Reading Buddies Application Submission
Please contact Sarah Falter at 573-897-2951 or email@example.com if you have any questions about the program.
Applications are accepted on a first come basis.
Reading Buddies at the Osage Branch of MRRL is a literacy-based program that pairs emerging readers from kindergarten through second grade with volunteers from the community. It is modeled after the Reading Buddies program at the main branch in Jefferson City. Buddies will meet once a week to read together and do group activities. Reading Buddies is designed to give children extra reading practice one-on-one with a mentor and make the reading experience fun. The volunteers develop responsibility, leadership and communication skills while they serve their community and make a difference in children's lives. Please fill out the application below if you're interested!
The Reading Buddies Program is a literacy-based program that pairs kindergarten, first, and second grade students with teen and community volunteers who have been trained to help young readers. Your child will meet with their Reading Buddy once a week to read together and do fun group activities in order to help boost reading levels and reading self-esteem. The Reading Buddies Program is designed to give children extra reading practice one-on-one with a mentor and to make the reading experience fun! We will be celebrating reading by doing creative projects, as well as providing snacks and literacy based games.
The first session will be Thursday, July 14th, 2022, and the program will end on Thursday August 4th, 2022. You may choose to have your child attend one session each week on Thursdays from 3:00-4:00p.m. or 4:30-5:30p.m. Parents are responsible for transporting their child to and from the Library.