Reading Buddies

Event Type: Specials
Age Group(s): School-Age
Date: 11/7/2018
Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM
 Reading Buddies--Little Buddies will meet their Big Buddies in the Children's Dept. and read in the Teen Zone.
Synopsis - The Reading Buddies Program is a free program that pairs trained teen volunteers with younger students in grades 1-4 for one-on-one shared reading. This program is designed to give each child not tutoring, but extra reading practice and the opportunity to share in a fun reading experience with a caring teen mentor. These buddies will take turns reading aloud, engage in interactive reading through discussion and varied reading activities.

Session- Two sessions will be open for Fall 2018; Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., and Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Flexible daytime scheduling is available for homeschool students and teens. Students and volunteers will attend one session a week, running from Saturday, September 8 to Saturday, November 17.

Become a Little Reading Buddy- Students in 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade are eligible to participate, priority given to Bentonville Public Library cardholders. Students must be able to attend all or almost all of the meetings; attendance is vital to the success of the program. Student's parent or guardian must remain in the library during the meetings. Applications for student participation will be available in the Children's Department of the Bentonville Public Library. As there are limited spots available, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information, please contact Teen Services Librarian, Sarah Gowdy Herford at

Contact: Sarah Gowdy Herford
Contact Number: 479-237-7755