Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and volunteers (adults or teens) together to share the joy of reading. It pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week in the afternoon for 45 minutes of one-on-one shared reading.
Our fall 2023 Book Buddies session will be in person and will run from September to November 2023. Please check back in July 2023 for more information.
Be a Little Buddy
Our application period for Little Buddies is closed. If you have a child in K-3rd grades who you want to develop a love of reading, please check back in July 2023 for more information for the Fall 2023 cycle.
Big Buddies Needed
Do you enjoy working with children? Want to earn service hours? Book Buddies offers a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity for adults and teens!
Our application period for adult volunteers is currently closed. However, if you are 18 years old or over and interested in being an adult Big Buddy for a future in person Book Buddies session, please fill out our Interest Form, opens a new window and you will be contacted as soon as the application opens again.
Our application period for teen volunteers is closed until in person Book Buddies resumes. If you are a teen in grades 7-12 and interested in being a teen Big Buddy, please check back in July 2023 for more information for the Fall 2023 cycle.
Thank you for your interest in Book Buddies!
Book Buddies is made possible by the generous support of the Harris County Friends of the Library.