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

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Our fall 2022 Book Buddies session will be in person and will run from September to November 2022 at 12 branch locations. Read below to learn how to sign up your child or how to volunteer. 

Be a Little Buddy!

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Do you know a young reader (Kindergarten - 3rd grade) who would like to read with a big buddy? To sign your child up for Book Buddies, please contact the following locations: Barbara Bush Branch Library, Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library, Galena Park Branch Library, Lone Star College-CyFair Library, Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek, Kingwood Branch Library, La Porte Branch Library, Maud Smith Marks Branch Library, North Channel Branch LibraryNorthwest Branch Library and West University Branch Library.

Big Buddies Needed!

Do you enjoy working with children? Want to earn service hour? Opportunities for adults and teen volunteers!

Adult Volunteers

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering to be a Big Buddy. Our application period for adult volunteers is closed for this current Fall 2022 cycle. However, if you are 18 years old or over and interested in being an adult Big Buddy for our cycle in Spring 2023, please fill out our Interest Form and you will be contacted as soon as the application opens again.

Teen Volunteers

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We are currently accepting applications for teen volunteers (7th -12th grade) at seven locations. Apply in person at one of the following locations: Barbara Bush Branch Library, Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library, Galena Park Branch Library, Kingwood Branch Library, La Porte Branch Library, North Channel Branch Library, and Northwest Branch Library.

Thank you for your interest in Book Buddies! 

Book Buddies is made possible by the generous support of the Harris County Friends of the Library.