Book buddies

Volunteer for Book Buddies program

Volunteers are needed to share the joy of reading with a young child. 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 9, 2019 to November 11, 2019 at Katy Branch Library. You will meet once a week on Mondays from 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm to read with your Little Buddy.

If interested, please apply here: http://www.hcpl.net/form/book-buddies-adult-volunteer-application-and-agreement

Become a Big Buddy and make a difference in a child's life!

 

Book Buddies Needs Volunteers!

The Evelyn Meador Branch Library needs adult volunteers to to share the joy of reading with a young child. 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 will meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading. 

This next season of Book Buddies will run from September 11th to November 13th, 2019 at Evelyn Meador Branch Library. You will meet once a week on Wednesdays from 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm to read with your Little Buddy.

If interested, please apply here: http://www.hcpl.net/form/book-buddies-adult-volunteer-application-and-agreement

The Children's Department is Seeking Teen Volunteers!

Teen volunteer helping students with Lego projectThe children’s department is seeking teen volunteers for the Spring semester. We currently have two types of volunteering opportunities open:

- Teens between the ages of 15 and 18 can be a regular children’s department volunteer. He or she will work a 2-hour time slot once a week. Tasks include craft preparation, help with events, shelving books and more.
- Book Buddies: Book Buddies is an early literacy program that pairs a student between the ages of 12-17 with a little buddy (K-3rd grader) for 45 minutes of shared reading weekly on Monday afternoons at 4:45pm. Applications to be a Big Buddy are due on Jan. 14th and interested teens will need to attend a training on Jan. 14th as well.

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.

 

 

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