Reading Programs

Reading Buddies

Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:45 PM

Reading Buddies are adult volunteers who work with children in grades 1 through 6 to practice fluency, comprehension, and phonics.

  • Sign up at Children's Reference Desk.
  • Time slots limited to 20 minutes when others are waiting.

Read to a Dog

Monday, March 16, 3:30 PM Cancelled due to unavailability of dogs.

Monday, April 20, 3:30 PM

Monday, May 18, 3:30 PM

Dogs are ideal reading partners, providing comfort and unconditional acceptance that can allow children to better focus and read with greater confidence.

For readers in grades 1 though 5.

  • Book appointment with Children’s Room staff: 510-620-6557

Homework Help & Reading Tutors

Richmond Public Library's homework helpers and reading buddies are all volunteers!

If you would like to volunteer for either of these programs, please fill out the City of Richmond Volunteer Form.