Reading Buddies program will resume Feb. 24 at Vail library | VailDaily.com

Reading Buddies program will resume Feb. 24 at Vail library

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VAIL — Vail Public Library announced that the Reading Buddies program resumes on Feb. 24. This program pairs trained teen volunteers (grades 7–12) with younger children (students in grades 1–3) in a shared reading experience. Reading Buddies will meet at the library once a week for the seven weeks between the school district’s two winter holidays. Buddies will read, play games and do reading-related activities together. For the Little Buddies, the program offers a caring teen mentor to support and enhance their reading skills. Although Reading Buddies is not a tutoring service, it is a great opportunity for your child to have extra practice reading. Friendships may also be fused while reading together. The Little Buddies application is due Feb. 19.

Reading Buddies offers teens a great opportunity to make a difference in their community. Teens who love reading, enjoy working with younger kids and are excited about giving back to their community by way of volunteering their time are encouraged to apply. Applications for Big and Little Buddies are available at the library. Please stop by, call or email Cricket Pylman at 970-479-2179 or cpylman@vailgov.com to get your application.

TRAINING

Vail Public Library will train prospective volunteers on Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. Big Buddies candidates need to submit their application by Feb. 9, after which Pylman will contact them for an interview.

The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information, please call 970-479-2187.



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