Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies will be held weekly at various locations from July 10 until August 18. Please check the program calendar for all sessions.

Teen training for first-time volunteers will be held:

Wednesday, July 5, 3:15 – 4:30  at Central Branch
Thursday, July 6, 3:15 – 4:30 at Nellie McClung Branch
Friday, July 7, 3:15 – 4:30 at Juan de Fuca Branch
Wednesday, July 19, 10:15 – 11:30 at Saanich Centennial Branch
Thursday, July 20, 10:15 – 11:30  at Nellie McClung Branch

About Reading Buddies

Does your child need a little help with reading? For children currently in (or who have completed) Grades 1 to 4, Reading Buddies provides reading and writing practice, literacy-based activities, and fun with volunteer teen Big Buddies. To register your child for Reading Buddies, visit our Kids’ Program Calendar. Children are eligible to register for two program sessions each summer.

Are you a teen looking for volunteer hours? Do you like working with children and enjoy reading? Reading Buddies provides an opportunity to volunteer and be a mentor. To find out more visit our Teen Volunteers page for information and other opportunities!

Reading Buddies runs three times annually in a number of GVPL locations. The fall and spring Reading Buddies sessions run once weekly for eight weeks and the summer sessions run each day for five consecutive days. Register online or call 940-GVPL (4875) for more information.