Book Buddies

book buddies volunteer

Adopt a Book Buddy • Registration Begins April 1

Pledge to meet with a young reader six times in six weeks. You will meet at the Library to read aloud together and do an activity once per week. Young readers need your help. If you have the time, you may adopt additional young readers to help meet volunteer demand for this popular program.

General Information

Sessions

June 25 – August 1

Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays

Your Book Buddy will be a student(s) entering grades 1-3 in the fall.

Volunteers should be able to attend at least five weeks of the six-week session in order to participate as a Reading Buddy.

If you will miss more than one week, please let us know so that we can plan your duties accordingly.

New This Year

Choose your timeslot and your Little Buddy

Beginning June 3, volunteers who have completed their application packet may officially choose their timeslot and Little Buddy.

Be prepared and complete all your application requirements early.

First-come, first-served—so don’t delay. Once a timeslot has filled, we may not be able to accommodate your scheduling needs.

Volunteers must choose their timeslot between June 3 and June 14.

2013 Volunteer Training Sessions

One training session is required for all volunteers. You must choose one session as part of the Online Application:
Monday, June 17: 4:30-5:30 PM OR 7-8 PM
Saturday, June 22: 10-11 AM

Timeslot Schedule

Volunteers may sign up for two timeslots in a row, with two different Little Buddies. We also need volunteers to work at the Book Buddies Check-In Desk during these hours.

Registration for your timeslot is June 3-14 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuesdays

• 10-11 AM • 11:15-12:15 PM • 2:45-3:45 PM
• 4-5 PM • 5:30-6:30 PM • 7-8 PM

Wednesdays

• 10-11 AM • 11:15-12:15 PM • 1:30-2:30 PM
• 2:45-3:45 PM • 4-5 PM • 5:30-6:30 PM
• 7-8 PM

Thursdays

• 10-11 AM • 11:15-12:15 PM
• 2:45-3:45 PM • 4-5 PM

2013 Volunteer Registration has ended. Thank you for your interest.

New Volunteers

Registration Requirements

Four Items • Due by June 3

1. Online Volunteer Application Form - CLOSED

2. Recommendation Form
Must be completed by one adult who is not a member of the applicant’s family (teacher, neighbor, etc.). If you prefer, you can print out a PDF of this form.

3. Parent Permission Form (PDF) Please print out, have signed, and submit. Required for all participants age 17 and under.

4. Volunteer Schedule Planner (PDF) REQUIRED. Please print. Complete this form and bring it to the Library June 3-14 to select your timeslot and adopt a buddy. First-come, first-served.

Returning Volunteers

Registration Requirements

Three Items • Due by June 3

1. Online Volunteer Application Form - CLOSED

2. Parent Permission Form (PDF) Please print out, have signed, and submit. Required for all participants age 17 and under.

3. Volunteer Schedule Planner (PDF) REQUIRED. Please print. Complete this form and bring it to the Library June 3-14 to select your timeslot and adopt a buddy. First-come, first-served.

Need help? Call the Youth Services Department for assistance at 847-729-7500.

.