Reading Buddies - Dayton Metro Library - Northwest Branch


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2410 Philadelphia Dr.Dayton, OH 45406


This volunteer opportunity is responsible for assisting with the Reading Buddies program to little buddy, including conversation, reading, and literacy games.


1. Meets in the Library with a reading buddy (child in preschool through 3rd grade).

2. Supports Library staff in scheduling the reading session with the reading buddy.

3. Assists Library staff with selection of reading material to be used which is appropriate for the child’s instructional level and is of interest to the child.

4. Fluently reads aloud to reading buddy and engages in conversations that support child’s comprehension and vocabulary development.

5. Listens to a child who is able to read aloud, and aids with fluency and comprehension as needed.

6. Keeps the reading buddy engaged and interested throughout the session.

7. Assists library staff in developing conversation prompts to use with books, and other plan learning activities to support reading development (games, crafts, etc.)

8. Helps with set-up and clean-up for the reading buddy meeting.

9. Performs other various volunteer duties as assigned.

To apply go to For questions contact Dave Hicks (Volunteer Services Manager) and/or 937.496.8638


  • People Skills
  • Library Sciences
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • 1 hour shift requirement
  • 1 on 1 appointment may be required
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