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Thursday August 1st, 2013

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The Windsor Public Library is looking for Book Buddy volunteers.

The Book Buddy Program is a volunteer-based literacy program provided by the library to assist and encourage children ages 6 to 14 with reading difficulties in order to motivate and provide positive reading experiences.

Volunteers give of their time to assist the children with their reading and encourage them to read more often. The volunteers are given support and numerous resources, such as worksheets and literacy-based games in order to assist participants.

Each volunteer is matched to work one-on-one with a particular reading Buddy. Matches can be made at any of the ten Windsor Public Library branches.

To become a volunteer, you must be at least 16 years of age, attend a 45-minute orientation session, be able to obtain a volunteer police clearance (non-refundable fee of $20), and make at least a 6-month time commitment.

Your responsibilities as a Book Buddy Volunteer Reader include meeting for one hour a week with your Book Buddy, selecting interesting material to read with your Book Buddy, and choosing fun activities to increase motivation and confidence in your Book Buddy.

For more information on volunteering for the Book Buddy Program, please visit any branch, email [email protected] or contact us at 519-255-6770, ext 4578.

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