Peer-to-Peer Reading Program at the Côte Saint-Luc Library

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library Children’s Department is offering a program called Peer-to-Peer Reading Buddies. 

This school year, teen volunteers will be available to read with elementary school children, helping to improve their confidence and comfort with the written word. 

Reading pairs meet regularly one-on-one. Teens listen to their younger buddy read, offering guidance and support as needed along the way. Reading buddies programs have the capacity not only to boost the confidence of both child and teen, but also to improve the reading of those who are falling behind. A U.S. Department of Education study showed improved classroom performance, behaviour, and an increased appreciation of reading in struggling or reluctant readers. 

Our volunteers are passionate about helping their younger peers become confident readers. This bilingual program blends mentoring and literacy so that both teens and young readers benefit from the experience; confidence and motivation come naturally from this positive peer relationship.

Matches are made based on the availability of our teen volunteers. To sign up for the program or to become a teen reading buddy, please contact the Children’s Department at -514-485-6900, ext. 4111 or visit www.csllibrary.org.

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