Parkville-Carney Reading Buddies Needed for Summer 2018

May 12, 2018 | By Baltimore County Public Library

Kids reading a book

The Parkville-Carney Branch seeks volunteers and Junior Buddies for its Reading Buddies program, which pairs teen volunteers with kids in first through fourth grade who need extra practice to become proficient readers. Reading Buddies will be offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from June 25 to August 30. Volunteers will meet with their Junior Buddy one hour each week at the Parkville-Carney Branch.

If you are 12 to 17 years old, like working with younger students and would like to earn service learning hours as a Reading Buddies volunteer, please apply to volunteer by Sunday, May 20. Download the Reading Buddy application (PDF) or pick one up at the Parkville-Carney Branch. 

If your child is in first through fourth grade and is having trouble reading, please apply to be a Junior Buddy by Sunday, May 20. Download the Junior Buddy application (PDF) or pick one up at the Parkville-Carney Branch.  

Completed applications can be emailed to, dropped off at the branch or mailed to:

Baltimore County Public Library, Parkville-Carney Branch
Attention: Reading Buddies
9509 Harford Road
Parkville, Maryland 21234

The application deadline is May 20, 2018.

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