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Being a KID Reading Buddy is an Activity Your Child Will Look Forward to!

  • Reading support and fun all Summer long.
  • Encouragement and enthusiastic attention of a teen reading role model.
  • Reward of supporting teen volunteerism.
  • Enjoyment of great children’s literature all Summer!

 

A Reading Buddies program helps model good reading. As with any skill, reading needs to be practiced on a regular basis, and with this practice as well as modeling, students can improve or maintain their skills over the summer months. Children must be entering first grade thru fourth grade to participate.

 

The Kid Reading Buddy program is for children going into grades 1-4.

 

Reading Buddies must complete a minimum of 4 sessions to complete the program.

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


 

Reading Buddies at the Brick Branch

Ocean County Library

Brick Branch

301 Chambers Bridge Road

Brick, NJ 08723

 

Complete Entire Application and Submit

 

Deadline → June 7th

Program Dates → July 9th - August 15th

**For children going into grades 1-4

Assignment information will be provided on June 24th.

Scheduling

→Please select all of the time slots you are available to maximize your chances of being accepted into the program. Your child will be scheduled based on the availability of a Teen Buddy.

Reading Buddies at the Beachwood Branch

Beachwood Branch
Ocean County Library
126 Beachwood Boulevard
Beachwood, NJ 08722

 

Complete Entire Application and Submit

 

Deadline → June 21st

Program Dates → July 1st - July 29th

**For children going into grades 1-4

Assignment information will be provided on June 24th.

Scheduling

→Reading Buddies will be available on Monday evenings in July. Parents can sign their child up for one 30-minute session each week. Please select all of the time slots you are available to maximize your chances of acceptance into the program. Your child will be scheduled based on the availability of a Teen Buddy.

Reading Buddies at the Barnegat Branch

Ocean County Library

Barnegat Branch

112 Burr Street

Barnegat, NJ 08005

 

Complete Entire Application and Submit

 

Deadline → Accepting until full

Program Dates → July 8th - August 12th

**For children going into grades 1-4

Assignment information will be provided in June.

Scheduling

→Please circle all of the time slots you are available to maximize your chances of being accepted into the program. Your child will be scheduled based on the availability of a Teen Buddy.

Reading Buddies at the Berkeley Branch

Ocean County Library

Berkeley Branch

30 Station Road

Bayville, NJ 08721

 

Complete Entire Application and Submit

 

Deadline → June 11th

Program Dates → June 25th - August 18th

**For children going into grades 1-4

Assignment information will be provided by June 20th.

Scheduling

→Please select all of the time slots you are available to maximize your chances of being accepted into the program. Your child will be scheduled based on the availability of a Teen Buddy.

Reading Buddies at the Island Heights Branch

Ocean County Library

Island Heights Branch

121 Central Avenue

Island Heights, NJ 08732

 

Complete Entire Application and Submit

 

Deadline → June 14th

Program Dates → June 27th - August 15th

**For children going into grades 1-4

Assignment information will be provided on June 14th.

Scheduling

→Reading Buddies will meet at the following times. Please select all of the time slots you are available to maximize your chances of acceptance into the program. Your child will be scheduled based on the availability of a Teen Buddy.

Reading Buddies at the Jackson Branch

Ocean County Library

Jackson Branch

2 Jackson Drive

Jackson, NJ 08527

 

Complete Entire Application and Submit

 

Deadline → Accepting until full

Program Dates

→ Session #1: July 8th - August 12th

→Session #2: July 23rd - August 15th

**For children going into grades 1-4

Assignment information will be provided in June.

Scheduling

Please select your 1st and 2nd choices.

There will be two sessions. Each session will be four (4) weeks long. If registration allows, you may sign your child up for a second session.

 

Session 1

*Due to the 7/4 holiday, the make-up date is Monday, July 1st.

 

Session 2

Reading Buddies at the Lacey Branch

Ocean County Library

Lacey Branch

10 E. Lacey Road

Forked River, NJ 08731

 

Complete Entire Application and Submit

 

Deadline → June 10th

Program Dates → July 1st - August 8th

**For children going into grades 1-4

Assignment information will be provided on June 24th.

Scheduling

→Reading Buddies meet at the following times. Please select all time slots you are available to maximize your chances to be accepted into the program. Your child will be scheduled based on the availability of a Teen Buddy.

Reading Buddies at the Lakewood Branch

Ocean County Library

Lakewood Branch

301 Lexington Avenue

Lakewood, NJ 08701

 

Complete Entire Application and Submit

 

Deadline → June 1st

Program Dates → July 1st - August 23rd

**For children going into grades 1-4

Assignment information will be provided in June.

Scheduling

→Please select all time slots you are available to maximize your chances to be accepted into the program.  Your child will be scheduled based on the availability of a Teen Buddy.

Reading Buddies at the Long Beach Island Branch

Ocean County Library

Long Beach Island Branch

217 South Central Avenue

Surf City, NJ 08008

 

Complete Entire Application and Submit

 

Deadline → June 21st

Program Dates → July 9th - August 8th

**For children going into grades 1-4

Assignment information will be provided on June 28th.

Scheduling

→Please select the time slots your child is available to participate in the program. Your child will be scheduled based on availability of a Teen Buddy. Once the schedule is in place, the parent will be notified of the dates and times the child has been assigned.

Reading Buddies at the Little Egg Harbor Branch

Ocean County Library

Little Egg Harbor Branch

290 Mathistown Road

Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087

 

Complete Entire Application and Submit

 

Deadline → June 12th

Program Dates → July 3rd - August 14th

**For children going into grades 1-4

Assignment information will be provided on June 18.

Scheduling

→Reading Buddies meet at the following times. Please select all time slots you are available to maximize your chances of being accepted into the program. You will be scheduled based on the availability of a Teen Buddy.

Reading Buddies at the Manchester Branch

Ocean County Library

Manchester Branch

21 Colonial Drive

Manchester, NJ 08759

 

Complete Entire Application and Submit

 

Deadline → June 18th

Program Dates → June 24th - August 16th

**For children going into grades 1-4

Assignment information will be provided on June 18th.

Scheduling

→Reading Buddies meet at the following times, and will last for an hour. Please select all of the time slots you are available to maximize your chances of being accepted into the program. Your child will be scheduled based on the availability of a Teen Buddy.

 

*No Reading Buddies on Wednesday 8/7

Reading Buddies at the Point Pleasant Beach Branch

Ocean County Library

Point Pleasant Beach Branch

710 McClean Avenue

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

 

Complete Entire Application and Submit

 

Deadline → June 25th

Program Dates → June 1st - August 8th

**For children going into grades 1-4

Assignment information will be provided on June 28th.

Scheduling

→Reading Buddies meet at the following times. Please select all of the time slots you are available to maximize your chances of being accepted into the program. Your child will be scheduled based on the availability of a Teen Buddy.

Reading Buddies at the Plumsted Branch

Ocean County Library

Plumsted Branch

119 Evergreen Road

New Egypt, NJ 08533

 

Complete Entire Application and Submit

 

Deadline → June 7th

Program Dates → July 8th - August 15th

**For children going into grades 1-4

Assignment information will be provided on June 17th.

Scheduling

→Reading Buddies meets on the following dates times. Please select whether you would like a Monday or Thursday session.

Reading Buddies at the Point Pleasant Borough Branch

Ocean County Library

Point Pleasant Borough Branch

834 Beaver Dam Road

Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

 

Complete Entire Application and Submit

 

Deadline → June 5th

Program Dates → July 1st - August 6th

**For children going into grades 1-4

Scheduling

→We will be having a drop-in schedule for Reading Buddies. Sessions will last 30-45 minutes. Please note: these sessions will be based on teen volunteer availability. You will receive a phone call if any sessions are cancelled.

→Please select the date and time you are interested in so we can contact you if the session is cancelled.

Reading Buddies at the Stafford Branch

Ocean County Library

Stafford Branch

129 N. Main Street

Manahawkin, NJ 08050

 

Complete Entire Application and Submit

 

Deadline → June 20th

Program Dates → July 1st - August 14th

**For children going into grades 1-4

Assignment information will be provided on June 24th.

Scheduling

Please indicate your preference for Reading Buddies sessions by putting “1” by the day of the week that is your first choice, “2” for second, and “3” for third. Leave any that you are unavailable for blank. Each child will be scheduled based on the availability of a Teen Buddy.

Reading Buddies at the Toms River Branch

Ocean County Library

Toms River Branch

101 Washington Street

Toms River, NJ 08753

 

Complete Entire Application and Submit

 

Deadline → June 28th

Program Dates → July 9th - August 8th

**For children going into grades 1-4

Assignment information will be provided on June 17th.

Scheduling

→Reading Buddies meets at the following times for approximately an hour.  Please select all time slots you are available to maximize your chances of being scheduled.  Scheduling is first-come, first-served. Each child will be scheduled based on the availability of a Teen Buddy.

Reading Buddies at the Upper Shores Branch

Ocean County Library

Upper Shores Branch

112 Jersey City Avenue

Lavallette, NJ 08735

 

Complete Entire Application and Submit

 

Deadline → June 28th

Program Dates → July 10th - August 8th

**For children going into grades 1-4

Assignment information will be provided on June 28th.

Scheduling

→Reading Buddies meet at the following times.  Please select all time slots you are available to maximize your chances to be accepted into the program.  Your child will be scheduled based on the availability of a Teen Buddy.

Questions?

Call (732)-244-4573.

Questions?

Call (732)-477-4513.

Questions?

Call (609)-698-3331.

Questions?

Call (732)-269-2144.

Questions?

Call (732)-270-6266 x3725.

Questions?

Cal (732)-928-4400, option 6.

Questions?

Call (609)-693-8566 x3920 or email the teen librarian at cvanriper@theoceancountylibrary.org.

Questions?

Call (732)-363-1435.

Questions?

Call (609)-494-2480 x7109.

Questions?

Call (609)-294-1197 x7008 or x7009.

Questions?

Call (732)-657-7600 x4300.

Questions?

Call (732)-892-4575.

Questions?

Call (609)-758-7888.

Questions?

Call (732)-295-1555.

Questions?

Call(609)-597-3381 or email cnieddu@theoceancountylibrary.org.

Questions?

Call (732)-349-6200 x5203.

Questions?

Call (732)-793-3996.

Questions?

Call (609)-693-5133.

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By joining the Reading Buddies Program at the Ocean County Library my child and I agree to:

  • Support the volunteer efforts of the teen buddy assigned to my child.
  • Bring my child to all scheduled sessions and remain available in the library building.
  • Attend all scheduled sessions unless I call in advance to cancel.