Reading Pals

English Reading Pals 

What is the Reading Pals program?

We pair volunteer tutors with children for short-term reading support and fun! 

This free program is for children in Grades 1 - 5 who struggle with reading. Children are encouraged to read for pleasure and tutors offer age appropriate books suitable for children's tastes and reading levels. This is not an intense academic program.


At-Home Reading Pals: Summer 2021

Join us this summer for an at-home Reading Pals session to improve your child’s reading skills. This program is open to students in Grades 1-5. Registration opens June 1. Register online on the Reading Pals website. For more information, please email readingpals@rdpl.org.

*Teacher referral not required*

Session 1: July 5 - 16

Session 2: July 19 - 30

Session 3: August 2 - 13

This summer’s program has been adapted to be accessible in a passive work-at-your-own-pace format in a two week session. Registrants will receive a folder of literacy information, activities, and booklists.  If you are a library card holder, students will also receive a curated bundle of library materials suited to their interests and reading level.

**RDPL is hoping to run in-person Reading Pals this summer but we are waiting for AHS restrictions to be lifted. Stay tuned.**