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Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley

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Book Buddies

Do you love to read? Would you like to help children learn to love reading too? Book Buddies at the Early Learning Center (ELC) in Poughkeepsie gives adult volunteers the opportunity to read with children in Kindergarten on a weekly basis during the school day. Volunteers may read aloud to children, assist them in reading, or help with literacy centers in the classroom. Book Buddies help show young children how fun reading can be. The principal and teachers at the ELC have enthusiastically asked our volunteers to return each year.

Last year, more than 200 Book Buddies volunteers read with children one-on-one and in classrooms. We are currently recruiting volunteers for 19 schools throughout Orange and Dutchess County including Arlington, Beacon, Dover, Fishkill, Newburgh, New Windsor, Pawling, Pine Plains, Poughkeepsie, and Webutuck.

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About Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley


504 Haight Avenue, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12603, US

Mission Statement

Literacy Connections is dedicated to developing and offering programs and services to support a literate society. We recruit and train volunteers to provide no-cost student-centered tutoring primarily for adults, and we offer programs and services for children and families that promote independence and enrichment through literacy.


Literacy Connections envisions a society in which all people can read, write, and reach their potential.


We'll work with your schedule.


372 Church StreetPoughkeepsie, NY 12601



  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour / week

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