Book buddies

Tuesday, October 2nd at 5:00 PM – Book Buddies [6 to 10]

Book Buddies is a youth literacy program brought to you from the Harris County Public Library.

Book Buddies is for children from Kindergarten to third grade who will be paired with a teen Big Buddy who will read to them each session.

This program is centered around fostering a of love as an enjoyable hobby.

It will be held at the Parker Williams Branch Library starting on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 5:45 PM in the Library Community Room for ten consecutive weeks starting October 2nd and ending December 4th.

Applications can be picked up at the Reference Desk and are due back at the latest on Tuesday, October 2nd.  

Book Buddies: Big Buddy Training [14+] - Tuesday, September 25th at 4:30 PM

 

Book Buddies is a youth literacy program brought to you from the Harris County Public Library.

Book Buddies is for children from Kindergarten to third grade and will be held at the Parker Williams Branch Library starting on Tuesdays at 5:00 to 5:45 PM for ten consecutive weeks starting October 2nd and ending December 4th.

We are looking for teen volunteers to be mentor Big Buddies.

Applications will be available at the Reference Desk and will be due the day of the training.

Training will be on Tuesday, September 25th at 4:30 in the Parker Williams Library Community Room. 

Crosby Library Accepting Applications for Book Buddies Reading Program

Teen and kid reading togetherDo you have a child in Kindergarten – 3rd grades? Do you want to help them develop a love of reading? Then stop by the Crosby Branch Library and fill out an application for our Book Buddies program!

Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading. 

This next session will run from September 11 to November 13 2018 at the Crosby Branch Library. Your child will meet with their Big Buddy once a week on Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:15 PM. 

We are also still accepting applications for Teen Volunteers (Big Buddies)! Mandatory training for Big Buddies will be Tuesday, August 28, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

Book Buddies Drawing Registration starts this Saturday, August 11-August 25

Looking for a chance for your child to practice reading and find out about their reading interests?  The Book Buddies program returns this fall.   This free program pairs Big Buddies (adult volunteers) with Little Buddies (children from Kindergarten-3rd Grade) for a weekly 45-minute session in the Children's Activity Space.   The program starts in September and lasts for 10 weeks..

Space is limited in this program.   We will have a drawing for spots.  Starting this Saturday, August 11 through Saturday, August 25, we will have a drawing registration box at the Kids Information Desk.    Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support of this program.

Book Buddies: Big Buddy Training [14+] - Tuesday, January 30 at 4:30 PM

Book Buddies is a youth literacy program brought to you from the Harris County Public Library.

Book Buddies is for children from Kindergarten to third grade and will be held at the Parker Williams Branch Library starting on Tuesdays at 5:00 to 5:45 PM for ten consecutive weeks starting February 6th and ending April 10th.

We are looking for teen volunteers to be mentor Big Buddies.

Applications will be available at the Reference Desk and will be due the day of the training.

Training will be on January 30th at 4:30 in the Parker Williams Library Community Room.

Book Buddies

Book Buddies

Are you in 7th – 12th grades? Do you want to be a mentor? Do you need service hours? Then volunteer to be a Big Buddy!

Or, do you have a child in Kindergarten – 3rd grades? Do you want to help them develop a love of reading? Then apply for your child to be a Little Buddy!

Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained teen volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

This next session will run from February to May 2018 at Spring Branch Memorial Library (930 Corbindale Rd, Houston, TX 77024). You will meet once a week on Monday from 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM to read with your Buddy.

If interested, stop by Spring Branch-Memorial Library to pick up an application to be a Big Buddy or a Little Buddy! 

For more information, contact Elizabeth at 713-464-1633.

The next Book Buddies cycle starts in February – check out the video below to learn more about the program!

Harris County Public Library’s Book Buddies started as a pilot program at Freeman Library in the spring of 2016 as a way to support K-3 literacy in a public library setting. Because of our dedicated teen and adult volunteers and our passionate Children’s and Young Adult librarians, Book Buddies has grown into a system-wide program. To find out about participating and to see which branches are offering the program this upcoming cycle, please check our Literacy & ELA page.

 

 

Jacinto City Branch Library is taking applications for Little Book Buddies!

Book Buddies iconDo you have a child in Kindergarten – 3rd grades?

Do you want to help them develop a love of reading?

Then stop by Jacinto City Branch Library and fill out an application for our Book Buddies program!

Little Buddies needed for Spring Book Buddies Session

 

It's time to sign up your little ones for our Book Buddies program!

Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and adults together to share the joy of reading. It pairs trained adult volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in K-3rd grades (Little Buddies.) For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

Our meetings will be Mondays at 5:00pm. The dates for the program are 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, and 4/16.

Applications for the Little Buddies can be obtained at the Katy Branch Library. Please contact Children's Librarian, Misty Wright with any questions. misty.wright@hcpl.net. - Misty

Book Buddies coming to North Channel Library

Book BuddiesBook Buddies is a free program that brings children and volunteers together to share the joy of reading. It pairs trained volunteers, teens in 7th - 12th grade (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.
North Channel is now taking applications for Big and Little Buddies. If you would like to be apart of this fun experience, please fill out an application at the front desk, or see staff for more information. 281-457-1631.

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