Reading Buddies is a literacy program for children to practice their reading skills. The program runs from Monday, July 6th through Saturday, August 29 (except August 3).

Who can join? – Children must have completed grade 1 and can be up to 12 years of age.

How does program work? Children are paired with a volunteer Reading Buddy for individual attention with help reading. (It is not designed to teach children how to read.) As children progress through the program, they receive rewards to mark their success.

Reading Buddies helps children learn that reading is a fun and rewarding experience. Contact your local library branch to register. You will be contacted by phone with the dates and times your child will meet with his/her buddy.

The program is offered at the following Libraries:
Binbrook Library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-2pm
2641 Hwy #56, across from the Fairgrounds in Village of Binbrook
phone 905-692-3323
Saltfleet Library on Mondays from 10:30 – noon and Wednesdays from 2:30-4pm and 6:30-8pm
777 Hwy #8, at Jones Rd, in Stoney Creek
and close by at
Valley Park Library on Mondays from 2-3pm and Thursdays from 11am-3:30pm, ph 905-573-3141
Turner Park Library on Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri & Sat from 10:15-11:30am and Mon 2-3:15pm & Wed 3-4:15pm & 7-8:15pm. 905-546-4790
Other libraries across the City may offer the program as well, ask your local library for more details.

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