Parents are a child’s first teacher. Parents teach their child how to say their first words, how to take their first steps, and introduces them to
the world. Now thanks to COVID-19, many parents have become their child’s teacher again, only this time they have a lesson plan to follow.
Parents, help is on the way! Harris County Public Library has taken the Book Buddies program out of the library into a virtual setting called Book Buddies @ Home.
How Does Book Buddies @ Home Work?
Book Buddies @ Home pairs HCPL staff (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies).
Why is it important?
Book Buddies @ Home gives children extra reading practice with a caring adult mentor. Though Book Buddies @ Home is a literacy enrichment program, it is not a program that teaches children to read. Rather, the program celebrates books and helps children develop a love for reading.
For the safety of the children in the online program, all Big Buddies will be library staff. All reading sessions are held on Microsoft Teams, a system that is managed by the library. Parents are in constant communication with their child’s Big Buddy. Even though the program is outside the library walls, we have created a safe online environment for our Little Buddies.
What’s the Book Buddies @ Home schedule?
We will not have reading sessions during the week of Spring Break (March 15 - 19).
Fill out the Little Buddy application form https://bit.ly/3mDEKz3 by January 22. You will hear back from us by January 29, 2021.