Reading Buddies program at Vail library resumes last week in September |

Reading Buddies program at Vail library resumes last week in September

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What: Reading Buddies.

Where: Vail Public Library, 292 W. Meadow Drive, Vail.

When: 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 29 to Nov. 17.

Cost: Free.

More information: Stop by the library or contact Cricket Pylman at 970-479-2179 or for an application or to learn more.

VAIL — The Vail Public Library’s Reading Buddies program, which pairs trained teen volunteers (grades seven through 12) with younger children (students in grades one through three) in a shared reading experience, will resume on Sept. 29.

Reading Buddies will meet at the library once a week for eight weeks to read, play games and do other reading-related activities together. For the Little Buddies, the program offers a caring teen mentor to enhance their reading skills. Reading Buddies offers teens a great opportunity to make a difference in their community. The library welcomes teens who love reading, enjoy working with younger kids and are excited about giving back to their community.

Although Reading Buddies is not a tutoring service, it is a great opportunity for children to have extra practice reading.

This program is free and open to the public and is made possible through volunteer support. The Buddies applications, Big and Little, are due Monday, and applications are available at the library. Prospective volunteers will be trained at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.

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