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.


*NEW!* 2021 Winter Reading Pals Program! 

Check out the new Reading Pals website for online registration and resources to support your home reading!

*Teacher referral not required*

Join us this winter for a supported online Reading Pals session to improve your child’s reading skills from home. This program is open to students in Grades 1-5. Visit the Reading Pals website or email readingpals@rdpl.org to register.

Session 1: January 4 - 22

Session 2: February 1 - 19

Session 3: March 1- 19

This winter’s program has been adapted to be accessible in a passive online format in a three week session. A dedicated program coordinator will be available throughout the sessions via email and individual consultations will be available upon request.