Book Buddies

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.

Be a Little Buddy

Do you know a young reader (Kindergarten - 3rd grade) who would like to read with a big buddy? To sign your child up for Book Buddies, please contact the following locations:  

Big Buddies Needed

Do you enjoy working with children? Want to earn service hours? Opportunities for adults and teen volunteers!  

Adult Volunteers

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 Book Buddies Interest Form below and you will be contacted as soon as the application opens again. 

Teen Volunteers

We are currently accepting applications for teen volunteers (7th -12th grade) at eight locations. Apply in person at one of the following locations:  


Book Buddies is made possible by the generous support of the Harris County Friends of the Library.

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