Reading Buddies is a free program offered by the Rifle Branch Library that pairs teenage volunteers ("Big Buddies") with students in grades K-4 ("Little Buddies") who are learning to read. Pre-registration is required; visit the branch or call 625-3471. Big Buddies and Little Buddies work together one-on-one for an hour every Thursday from 4-5 p.m., reading and participating in reading-related activities. Big Buddies are not tutors; their job is to help Little Buddies enjoy reading, not to help them with homework or correct learning issues. Little Buddies of any reading level are welcome, as Big Buddies are trained to help kids who are pre-reading as well as kids who can read chapter books.
This program will not be held during the summer months.