Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.


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

Summer Sessions:

Gypsum Public Library
Thursdays, June 20 - August 8
4:30 – 5:30 pm
(970) 524-5080

Eagle Public Library
Thursdays, June 20 - August 8
4:00 – 5:00 pm
(970) 328-8800

Avon Public Library
Wednesdays, June 19 - August 7
4:30 – 5:30 pm
(970) 949-6797

No meeting July 3rd. Space is limited. For more information or to sign-up please contact:

Gypsum Public Library (970) 524-5080
Eagle Public Library (970) 328-8800
Avon Public Library (970) 949-6797

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