Reading Partners brings together teen and adult volunteers with children of all ages to share their love of reading. Our trained volunteer Reading Partners take joy in reading stories to your child during your visit to the library. They also welcome your child reading to them. Sharing stories with a Reading Partner is a fun and socially engaging way for children build the skills they need to become confident readers. Reading Partners is generously supported by the Friends of the Pima County Public Library.
When and Where Can My Child Find a Reading Partner?
|Joel D Valdez Main||Click for dates and times.|
|Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr||Click for days and times|
How Does Reading Partners Work?
Bring your children to the library during the time the Reading Partner will be there, and they can listen to a book already selected by the Reading Partner or they can select one for themselves. Also, children can read to the Reading Partner without the pressure of performance. Even very young children can "read" pictures in a book to the Reading Partner.
Please note: Reading Partners is not a babysitting program nor a tutoring program. It is a fun, interactive reading time for both the children and the volunteer Reading Partner.
Why Should My Child Read with a Reading Partner?
Reading with a volunteer Reading Partner is one way to instill the sheer joy of reading in a non-stressful, comfortable library environment. We also hope that it creates community connections between our volunteer Reading Partners, children, and their families -- as well as fostering literacy and reading as a fun activity.
Reading Partners Share Their Love of Reading