2014 Summer Reading Buddies

**Registration for the Reading Buddies program is now closed.  The Library is NO LONGER accepting applications.**

It is time to apply for the Franklin Township Public Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Buddies Program.  This 6-week program takes place Monday evenings, at the Main Library – Children’s Department (July 7th – August 11th).  Reading Buddies is a social program that promotes literacy through paired reading.  Teens earn volunteer credit by helping young readers develop confidence in their reading and comprehension skills.  Paired one hour reading sessions allow teens the opportunity to become mentors, and young readers the chance to make new friends while reading.

Applications are available Thursday May 1, 2014.  (Space is limited!)

Teen Buddies Application (PDF download)

(Teen Buddies applications are NO LONGER available)

  • Teens entering 8th grade through 12th grade are eligible to apply to become volunteer Teen Buddies.
  • Teens MUST attend one of the training sessions prior to the start of the program:
    • Tuesday, June 17th at 7pm OR Sunday, June 22nd at 2:30pm.
    • Teens MUST commit to attend at least FOUR sessions.  They may attend more if they are available.
      • Monday evenings at the Main Library – Children’s Department (July 7th – August 11th).
      • Sessions are either 6 – 7pm or 7 – 8pm.
  • Completed Teen Buddies applications are to be returned to the Adult Reference Desk.

Little Buddies Application (PDF download)

(Little Buddies applications are NO LONGER available)

  • Children who are independent readers, entering 1st grade through 4th grade are eligible to apply to become Little Buddies.
  • Parents MUST commit to attend at least FOUR sessions.  Children may attend more if they are available.
    • Monday evenings at the Main Library – Children’s Department (July 7th – August 11th).
    • Sessions are either 6 – 7pm or 7 – 8pm.
  •  Parents MUST remain in the Children’s Department area during the sessions.
  • Little Buddies are welcome to bring their own books to read.  However, an assortment of books will be provided for them to use during the sessions.
  • Completed Little Buddies applications are to be returned to the Children’s Reference Desk.

 All accepted applicants will be notified around June 12th 2014