TD Read With Me

Overview

The TD Read With Me program matches adult volunteers with young struggling readers in Grades 1 - 6. Volunteers support children one-on-one to discover the magic of reading and develop a lifelong reading habit. Various literacy based games and fun books are promoted to discover the magic of reading.

Program Goals

TD Read With Me is designed:

  • To enhance reading level skills and interest in reading for young readers
  • To instill confidence and genuine desire for lifelong learning
  • To provide exposure to a fun creative learning environment
  • To foster independent learning skills
  • To introduce family/caregivers to the Library
  • To increase awareness and use of library resources, services and programs

Length of the program

  • 1.0 hour a week, throughout the year

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Fluent in English
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Patient and reliable
  • Ability to help children of diverse backgrounds and skill levels
  • Attend a five hour training session

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Help participants to enhance their reading skills
  • Commit to participate in the program for a minimum of one year
  • Contact the participant if you unable to attend a scheduled session
  • Respect confidentiality

Training

  • A 5.5 hour training session covering program content, volunteer responsibilities, and the role of volunteers at Calgary Public Library

Program Locations

  • All branches

Volunteer Benefits

  • Working with children
  • Satisfaction of acting as a positive mentor for a child


TD Read With Me Contact:

Jodi Buker Phone: 403-260-2710

If you are interested in volunteering for the TD Read With Me program, please apply here.