Participating in Reading Buddies is a great way for kids to practice reading aloud, and to keep up their reading skills. Our reading buddy, Mr. Pat, part of the AmeriCorps Seniors East Bay Foster Grandparent Program (EBFGP), has been a reading mentor at the East Providence Library for over five years. He is a supportive, enthusiastic listener who can help your child practice reading here at the library.
Children who participate can sign up to read, and play literacy puzzles and games, with Mr. Pat for a weekly 45 minute time period. Kids can choose their own books to read with Mr. Pat, who will listen and help sound out words and assist with comprehension. Pre-readers can choose a book, or several, to listen to as their Reading Buddy reads to them!
Call the Children's Room at Weaver Library (401-434-2453) to schedule a weekly 45 minute reading session on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays between 1:15-5:45.