Book buddies

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.

Book Buddies drawing registration ends of August 17

  Looking for a chance for your rising K-3 Grade child to share the joy of reading this fall?  The Book Buddies program is taking applications for a drawing for spots in this free program.  The program pairs a child with a trained adult volunteer to meet on a weekly basis to read together for 45 minutes.   The program will be on Tuesdays at 4:30-5:15 pm in the Children's Department.  It will run for 10 weeks from Tuesday, September 12 through Tuesday, November 14.   To register for the drawing, please stop by the Kids Inforamtion Desk.  The drawing ends Monday, August 17.   Families will be notified by email or phone if their child's name is drawn.

Book Buddies Program Returns

The Book Buddies program is returning to Kingwood Library! Book Buddies is a FREE program that brings children and adults together to share the joy of reading. It pairs trained adult volunteers with children (ages K-3rd) for 10 weeks. Buddies will meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

Kingwood Library is now accepting applications for Book Buddies volunteers until Aug. 28th. The program will begin on Sept. 12th, 2017. Apply at the children's desk!

 

Book Buddies looking for Little Buddies

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 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9,10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13.

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

 

Checking Back in with The Living Library at Finnigan Park’s YET Center

The Living Library continues to be a welcoming and lively space for young readers at Finnigan Park’s Youth Education Tower (YET) Center. The support and encouragement of Calvin Williams, the Director of the YET Center, and Ariel Goree, a dedicated staff member, have been invaluable and integral to the library’s success.

In addition to supporting the Book Buddies program, the Living Library has also expanded its open reading hours in response to the kids’ feedback. Anjela Martinez, our new Programs and Outreach Specialist, visits twice a week to open the Living Library for any young reader who wants to cozy up with a book, check out and play with an educational eReader, or listen to narration as they follow along with a text by using one of the bookpacks.

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