Reading Buddies

The Reading Buddies program for children

Find out how to enroll a Reading Buddy.

  • Is free
  • Serves little buddies in Kindergarten-5th Grade
  • Matches CU students one-on-one with little buddies for reading, writing and literacy activities
  • Meets 1.5 hours per week for 13 weeks, fall and spring semesters;
  • Has sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Meets at the Main Boulder Public Library Main Branch (1101 Arapahoe Avenue)
  • Increases children's interest in books and reading;
  • Is fun!

Check out this video created about the BoulderReads! Reading Buddies program at Columbine Elementary School (conducted in partnership with the Boulder Valley Family Literacy Program). The video was created by a group of CU students in Petger Schaberg's Program for Writing and Rhetoric at CU Boulder.


From CU Connections
CU-Boulder students, elementary schoolers discover ties that bind Reading Buddies a community partnership built via books

Reading Buddies is made possible by:

  • A grant from the Boulder Public Library Foundation
  • In-kind support from the University of Colorado
  • In-kind support provided by big buddy volunteers from CU's Farrand Academic Program and Linguistics 1000