Reading Buddies

 

Teen Buddy + Kid Buddy = Summer Reading Fun!

Are you too old for summer camp,
but too young to work?

The Ocean County Library can help!

Teens can mentor a young child while having fun and earning volunteer hours at the library.

  • Support your love of reading by becoming a Teen Reading Buddy
  • Make a difference by being an enthusiastic reading role model for a young child
  • As a Teen Reading Buddy, you will be partnered with a young child who needs reading practice over the summer
  • You will help the child practice his/her reading and listening skills in a fun and encouraging atmosphere
  • You will make friends

The teen volunteer program, “Teen Reading Buddies,” is offered to Ocean County teens that have completed 7th grade.

Applications are taken on a “first come, first serve” basis, so DON’T WAIT!

Many of the 21 branches of the Ocean County Library will be participating in Reading Buddies. Each branch has its own unique program. Contact your local branch for application deadlines and more details, and view the applications below!

 

Branch Name

Branch Phone Number

Teen Buddy Application

Kid Buddy Application

Barnegat

(609) 698-3331

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Beachwood

(732) 244-4573

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Berkeley

(732) 269-2144

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Brick

(732) 477-4513

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Island Heights

(732) 270-6266

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Jackson

(732) 928-4400

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Lacey

(609) 693-8566

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Lakewood

(732) 363-1435

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Little Egg Harbor

(609) 294-1197

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Long Beach Island

(609) 494-2480

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Manchester

(732) 657-7600

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Plumsted

(609) 758-7888

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Pt. Pleasant Beach

(732) 892-4575

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Pt. Pleasant Borough

(732) 295-1555

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Stafford

(609) 597-3381

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Toms River

(732) 349-6200

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Tuckerton

(609) 296-1470

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Upper Shores

(732) 793-3996

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Waretown

(609) 693-5133

Call for Details

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Spanish Language Applications

Beachwood

(732) 244-4573

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Lacey

(609) 693-8566

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Lakewood

(732) 363-1453

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Manchester

(732) 657-7600

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Stafford

(609) 758-7888

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Toms River

(732) 349-6200

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