Readers Are Leaders

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About the Program

Our Readers Are Leaders program matches children in grades 1, 2 or 3 with a volunteer from the community to read together and enjoy fun activities that build confidence, interest, and the joy of reading!

The program is run three times a year for 8 weeks. Each session runs weekly on Mondays at Brodie and Thursdays at Waverley and is offered at 5:30-6:30, or 6:30-7:30.

Readers and Parents

Children from grades 1, 2 or 3 are matched with volunteer partners from the community for reading practice. A volunteer will read with your child one-on-one during a one-hour session weekly for 8 weeks to help build their confidence reading. By registering for this program, you are committing to bringing the registered child to each session so that the child may derive maximum benefit from the program, and that you will contact the library if they are unable to attend a session to avoid inconveniencing the child's volunteer reading partner. 

Participation in the program is subject to the availability of volunteer reading partners. Please note: Parents or caregivers and children MUST attend the first session on Jan 20 (Brodie) / Jan 23 (Waverley) to meet the volunteer, program leaders, and library staff. Parents are also expected to remain on the same floor as their child.



Volunteers aged 13 and older are invited to register and help kids develop a love of reading. Volunteers over the age of 18 require a current (not older than 6 months Police Information Check and will be asked if they have/need one upon confirmation they have a partner.

Volunteers can register for any or all of the time slots available and will receive volunteer hours for their participation.

Please note: new volunteers MUST attend an orientation session on Jan 13 (Brodie) / Jan 16 (Waverley) to meet the program leaders and library staff.



Readers and Parents: 

Registration at Brodie is now closed      or           WAVERLEY


Registration at Brodie is now closed     or           WAVERLEY


Questions about the program? Please email