Reading Buddies is a program where teens and children are paired up for one-on-one reading in a safe, fun and friendly environment. The goals of this program are to provide children with extra reading practice and to provide teens with leadership skills and an opportunity to engage with community.
The Tommy Douglas branch will be hosting Reading Buddies Tuesdays, November 8 – December 6 from 4 – 5:30pm. Teens are expected to attend all five session.
Interested teens should submit their applications by Tuesday, October 4 to any Burnaby Public Library information desk. Please click here for an application form. Successful applications will be invited to attend an interview at the Tommy Douglas branch. Interviews will take place Tuesday, October 18 from 4 – 6pm and Wednesday, October 19 from 4 – 6pm.
Successful applicants are expected to attend a mandatory training Tuesday, October 25 from 4 - 6pm at the Tommy Douglas branch.
All teens grades 9 – 12 are welcome to apply. For more information on Reading Buddies please visit the Reading Buddies webpage.