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ORGANIZATION: St.Paul Public Library

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Reading Together program fosters the joy of reading and boosts reading skills through mentorship and creative play.

As a Reading Mentor you will be paired with a 1st-5th grade student that are reading slightly below reading level to practice reading, share encouragement and build their confidence with reading. Pairs are based on the location you select and time you are available each week for 45 minute sessions to work on grade-level reading skills which may include, reading, drawing, literacy activities and games. You will be trained on how to be a great mentor by fostering a growth mindset. Staff will be on site to provide support and guidance.


Mentors will be asked to commit to volunteering from October through May (no programming in December 25- a January 15th). Because this is a mentoring role, your commitment for the school is very important to developing a relationship with your student.

Locations: We have opening at the following

Arlington Hills Library

Rondo Community Library

Rice Street Library

Sun Ray Library

Dayton's Bluff Library

Merriam Park Library


  • 60 minute on-line self-directed training
  • Completed Background Check
  • Minimum Age: 16 years of age
  • Meet once a week October -May (No programming December 25th-January 15, Major holidays and Spring Brak
Program Hours:

Monday - Friday between 4:00-7:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00am - 12:00 pm

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About St.Paul Public Library


90 West Fourth Street, St.Paul, MN 55102, US

Mission Statement

We welcome all people to connect, learn, discover and grow.


Our Values

The Library belongs to the people of Saint Paul. We are your Library and you - our library users - shape our work. The following values guide our work.

We believe that learning is a human right.

To live, adapt, and thrive in a constantly changing world, all people need supportive learning environments and free access to information and ideas from diverse points of view.

We believe in curiosity.

Curiosity can change the world and the path of one’s life. We believe in igniting its spark through discovery and creative exploration.

We believe in connection.

The Library is a place for quiet reflection and boisterous activity; for likeness and for difference. It is comfortable, inclusive, and vital to creating healthy, strong communities.

We believe in the power of belonging.

When people feel they belong, they are able to learn and grow. The Library brings people together to access knowledge, information, and connection. We actively work to ensure that all people see themselves and our city’s rich diversity reflected in our libraries.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


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Multiple locations Saint Paul, MN 55103



  • Mentoring
  • Reading / Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 45 minutes once a week. October - May (no programming December 25th-January 15th, Major Holidays and Spring Break).
  • Requirements: 60 minute on-line self-directed training Minimum Age: 16 years of age Commit to once a week October - May

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