Virtual Reading Practice for Kids Grades 2–4

Surrey Libraries is bringing back Envision Financial Reading Buddies as a virtual program using MS Teams! Registration opens March 15. 

Envision Financial Reading Buddies is a time to practice reading together. Children are paired with a teen volunteer and will spend time reading together in a safe, supportive environment. Virtual sessions are 60 minutes long and meet once per week for 6 weeks in the Spring and Fall. The program is designed to support children who are new readers and helps to build their confidence and improve their skills.

Children (Little Buddies)

Little Buddies will meet with their teen Big Buddy via MS Teams and technology instructions will be provided. Children must have some reading ability already as we do not teach you how to read.

Virtual Sessions Status

Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 (April 20 - May 25)


Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 (April 20 - May 25)


Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 (April 21 - May 26)


Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 (April 21 - May 26)


Thursdays 3:30-4:30 (April 22 - May 27)


Thursdays 5:00-6:00 (April 22 - May 27)


Register Online:

Registration is now full.

Teen Volunteers (Big Buddies)

We are not currently recruiting volunteers for Spring. Please check back as we will welcome volunteer applications for the Fall sessions.

As an Envision Financial Reading Buddies Volunteer, you are a role model to a young reader, practicing reading with your buddy and engaging in fun literacy activities. Being a Big Buddy is a rewarding experience and counts towards required volunteer hours.

How to Apply:

Check back for the Fall application!

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