A time to practice reading together, for kid readers and teen volunteers.

Coast Capital Savings Reading Buddies is a time to practice reading together. Children are paired with a teen volunteer who will spend time reading together in a safe, supportive environment.

Reading Buddies happens twice a year, in the spring and fall.

Children (Readers)

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

Branch Program Status
City Centre Accepting applications
Cloverdale Accepting applications
Fleetwood Accepting applications
Guildford Accepting applications
Newton Accepting applications
Semiahmoo Accepting applications
Strawberry Hill Accepting applications

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 if selected for the program.

Download and print the Readers Application Form

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. Being a "big buddy" is a rewarding experience, and counts towards CAPP hours.

Branch Program Status
City Centre FULL
Cloverdale Accepting applications
Fleetwood FULL
Guildford FULL
Newton Accepting applications
Semiahmoo FULL
Strawberry Hill FULL

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 if selected for the program.

Download and print the Teen Volunteer application form

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