Reading Buddies

Wow, it is hard to believe that summer is over and the kids are back to school already! The Library will be undergoing renovations this fall – thanks to a very generous donation from the Compton family – and we are still able to offer some programs for all ages, including a new READING BUDDIES program.

Reading is a skill for life and, as with any skill, practice is key. The Reading Buddies program can help with this. Elementary school children will be matched with a cool high school volunteer who will receive training before and during the program. Kids will have lots of fun improving their literacy skills while teens get an opportunity to earn some valuable community service hours!

The program runs for 8 weeks, in October and November, and busy families have two options to choose from: Tuesdays (6:30-7:30pm) or Wednesdays (3:30-4:30pm). Registration closes September 25th but don’t wait until then – it is being offered on a first come, first serve basis, and will be based on the total number of children or volunteers that register. And it is really affordable too – only $20 per child – which includes a drink/snack, a free library card and overdue fines will be forgiven (volunteers too)!

A big thank you to the sponsor of our Reading Buddies program ~ LIFE’S JOURNEY FINANCIAL SERVICES ~ Tracy Evans (B.A. CFP) & Tonia Ferguson (CB);; (905) 852-0017.

Please visit for more details and to download an application, or simply stop by the Children’s desk next time you are in to pick one up! And don’t forget – our staff is ready to help you and your child find just the right book, any day of the week.

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