Reading, Writing, and Maker Buddies

Learning with an older buddy is a proven way to bolster confidence, foster a love of books, and just have fun!

How Does it Work? 

In Reading Buddies regular sessions and playdates at the Library, kids have fun reading and playing games with teen volunteers. In Writing Buddies, kids and teens work together to brainstorm, write, and edit. For Maker Buddies, kids work with older teens on designing projects to make in the Studio775 Makerspace.

  • Registration is required.
  • Sessions are 45 minutes, once a week for 4-6 week sessions.
  • If the session is full, you may add your child to the wait list.
  • If you are unable to make more than two sessions, your spot will be given to the next person on the wait list.
  • A parent or guardian must be present at the Library during each session.

Want to Volunteer?

Teens: If you would like to work and play with kids, or help out the Library in other ways, learn more and sign up on our Teen Team page.

Kids and teens work together on projects at the Library


Contact the Programs and Engagement staff online. 

Upcoming Sessions

Reading Buddies

Ages: Kids in grades K-3
Dates: Tuesdays, June 14-July 19 4:45-5:30pm
Location: Library (meet in Kid Zone)
Kids in Grades K-3 have fun reading and playing games with other kids and teen volunteers. (Kids must be currently in or have completed kindergarten.)

Writing Buddies

Ages: Kids in grades 3-5
Dates: Wednesdays, June 15-July 20, 4:45-5:30pm
Location: Library (meet in upper level Language Lab)
Have fun brainstorming, writing, and editing in this mentoring program led by teen volunteers (in grades 8-12). We play writing games, share stories, and have fun!

Maker Buddies

Ages: Kids in grades 3-5
Dates: Thursdays, June 16-July 21, 4:45-5:30pm
Location: Studio 775 Makerspace
Come be a Maker in our our Studio 775 Makerspace! Explore your creative side with help from teen volunteers.
Before the first session: Please fill out the Library Makerspace Release and Policies Form (this needs to be completed once in 2022 even if your child did Maker Buddies in previous years). If your child does not yet have a Library card, please stop by the Library with your child any time prior to the first session to have a card issued.