Reading Buddies

The Missouri River Regional Library Reading Buddies program is a literacy-based program that pairs struggling readers from kindergarten through second grade with teen volunteers. They 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 teen mentor and make the reading experience fun. The teen volunteers develop responsibility, leadership and communication skills while they serve their community and make a difference in children’s lives. We will be celebrating reading by doing creative projects and programs, as well as providing some snacks and giving away prizes!

The program runs June 7 through July 27. Participants can choose to attend in June or July or both. We will have sessions on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday afternoons.

Teen Volunteers Wanted!

Are you a teen looking for a volunteer opportunity this summer?

Do you need community service hours?

Do you like working with kids?

Then the Reading Buddies Program is perfect for you!

We will provide letters of recommendation and you get a free t-shirt!

Volunteers must be in grades 6-12.

2017 Teen Reading Buddies Application

Little Buddies Wanted!

We are looking for students currently enrolled in kindergarten, first and second grade to participate in the Reading Buddies Program this summer.

The Reading Buddies program is designed to give children extra reading practice one-on-one with a teen mentor and to make the reading experience fun!  We will be celebrating reading by doing creative projects and programs, as well as providing some snacks and giving away prizes!

The first session will be Tuesday, June 6, 2017 and the program will end on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. You may choose to have your child attend one session each week on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

You may also choose to have your child attend only the June session or only the July session or both sessions. All sessions are an hour and a half each week. Tuesday sessions are from 6:30-8:00 pm and Wednesday sessions are from 3:30-5:00 pm.

Parents are responsible for transporting their child to and from the library. We will have an awards ceremony at the end of each month to celebrate how well the kids are doing in the program.

2017 Little Buddy Application

All applications are due May 15, 2017

Please contact Angie Bayne at 634-2464 or baynea@mrrl.org if you have questions about the program.

Applications are accepted on a first come basis.