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Coast Capital Savings Reading Buddies

Kids and teens at Coast Capital Savings Reading Buddies

What is Coast Capital Savings Reading Buddies?

For kids, Reading Buddies is a time to practice reading. Children are paired with a teen volunteer who will spend time with your child helping them to improve their reading confidence in a safe, supportive environment.

For teens, Reading Buddies is a great volunteer opportunity where you can develop your mentorship skills. Being a "big buddy" is a rewarding experience, and counts towards CAPP hours.

 

Spring 2017 Session

City Centre Library: Mar 29 - May 3 (Wednesdays) from 3:45-4:45 PM

Cloverdale Library: Apr 20 - May 25 (Thursdays) from 3:45-4:45 PM

Fleetwood Library: Apr 4 - May 9 (Tuesdays) from 4:00-5:00 PM

Guildford Library: Apr 11 - May 16 (Tuesdays) from 3:45-4:45 PM

Newton Library: Apr 4 - May 9 (Tuesdays) from 4:30-5:30 PM

Semiahmoo Library: Apr 4 - May 9 (Tuesdays) from 3:30-4:30 PM

Strawberry Hill Library: Apr 6 - May 11 (Thursdays) from 3:30-4:30 PM

 

Children (Little Buddies)

 

Reluctant readers in grades 2-4 can practice reading in a safe, non-threatening environment. "Little buddies" are paired with a "big buddy" teen volunteer to spend time reading together. The Coast Capital Reading Buddies Program in not designed to teach children how to read.

How to Apply:

Parents can fill out a paper application and hand it into the Youth Services Librarian at the desired location. Applications are handled on a first come first serve basis. You are not guaranteed a spot in the program, as spaces are limited. You will be contacted by the Youth Services Librarian if you have been selected for the program.

Applications open February 1, 2017

 

Teen Volunteers (Big Buddies)

 

As a Coast Capital Savings Reading Buddies Volunteer, you are a role model to a young reader, practicing reading with your buddy and engaging in fun literacy activities.

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in English
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Interest and enthusiasm for books and reading
  • 14-18 years of age
  • Reliable and punctual
  • 7 week commitment to the program

How to Apply:

Parents and teens can fill out a paper application and hand it into the Youth Services Librarian at the desired location. Applications are handled on a first come first serve basis. You are not guaranteed a spot in the program, as spaces are limited. You will be contacted by the Youth Services Librarian if you have been selected for the program.

Applications open February 1, 2017

 

Contacts by Library Branch:

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding the program.

City Centre Library — Erol Olcay, Tel: 604-598-7437, Fax: 604-598-7421, eolcay@surrey.ca

Cloverdale Library — Carmen Merrells, Tel: 604-598-7326, Fax: 604-598-7321, cmerrells@surrey.ca

Fleetwood Library — Jennie Castleton, Tel: 604-598-7351, Fax: 604-598-7341, jcastleton@surrey.ca

Guildford Library — Yesenia Ricardo, Tel: 604-598-7378, Fax: 604-598-7361, yricardo@surrey.ca

Newton Library — Julianne Mutimer, Tel: 604-598-7413, Fax: 604-598-7401, jkmutimer@surrey.ca

Semiahmoo Library — Ginny Aho, Tel: 604-592-6913, Fax: 604-502-5751, vpaho@surrey.ca

Strawberry Hill Library — Mehjabeen Ali, Tel: 604-501-5844, Fax: 604-501-5846, mnali@surrey.ca


Surrey Libraries thanks our sponsor, Coast Capital Savings, for making this program possible.