Reading Buddies

The Literacy Project works in collaboration with the Eagle Valley Library District to pair teens and elementary age children. The big buddy and the little buddy read together, play reading-based games and participate in group activities. In Reading Buddies, we match volunteer high school students with children in grades 1-3 for an hour of reading time once each week. In Avon, middle school students can also volunteer.

The Reading Buddies Program meets at the Avon Library, Eagle Library, and Gypsum Library for 8-week sessions during the school year and during the summer break. We offer three to four sessions during the year at each library.  The 1-hour program includes a group activity, one-to-one reading, reflection time and games. The purpose of Reading Buddies is to provide a leadership, responsibility, and community service opportunities with high school mentors helping to foster a love of reading in elementary school students.

Link to Little Buddy Application (English)
Link to Little Buddy Application (Spanish)
Link to Big Buddy Application

2017 Summer Session Schedule:

Gypsum Public Library

Thursdays, June 15 – August 3
4:30 – 5:30 pm
(970) 524-5080

Eagle Public Library

Thursdays, June 8 – July 27
4:00 – 5:00 pm
(970) 328-8800

Avon Public Library

Wednesday, June 14 – July 26
4:30 – 5:30 pm
(970) 949-5026

Space is limited.  For more information or to sign-up please contact:

Nick at the Gypsum Public Library (970) 524-5080
Dale at the Eagle Public Library (970) 328-8800
Sloan at the Avon Public Library/The Literacy Project (970) 949-5026

Reading Buddies is a partnership between the Eagle Valley Library District and The Literacy Project.