Reading Buddies  

Applications available September 1st for the Fall 2018 Reading Buddies program. 
The Reading Buddies program helps Little Buddies become better readers, by pairing them with a volunteer Big Buddy. The Reading Buddies will meet for one hour each week to practice reading together. The program will run from October - December 2018. 

Applications are available at the City of Langley, Fort Langley, Aldergrove and Walnut Grove Libraries in September.

Little Buddies must:

  • Be in Grades 1, 2 or 3
  • Already be able to read. This program is not intended to teach children how to read.
  • Visit a participating library to fill out an application form, starting in September 2018

Big Buddies: 
Are you looking for volunteer hours and a valuable mentorship opportunity? Become a Big Buddy in the Reading Buddies program and a mentor a struggling reader. Big Buddies must:

  • be in Grades 10 - 12
  • complete a free Criminal Record Check
  • be available from October - December
Please note:
Applying for the program does not guarantee a spot in the program.  Participants are not selected on a first-come first served basis. The number of Little Buddies we can serve depends on the number of Big Buddies that sign up. 
Big Buddies Instructions for Completing Criminal Record Check

To participate as a volunteer in the Reading Buddies program, volunteers must undergo a Criminal Record Check with the Langley RCMP. This is to ensure the safety of our participants, and is free of cost to volunteers.Please bring the Criminal Record Check letter (available with your application at participating libraries) to Langley RCMP station and ask for a volunteer Criminal Record Check.

This process takes approximately a week to complete. Make sure to bring picture ID and ID/ or a peice of mail that shows your address. 
You can then pick up the completed check from the same RCMP station and bring it to the orientation session. Be sure to leave enough time for the check to be completed before the orientation.

A Criminal Record Check can be completed at the following Langley RCMP locations:

  • 22180 48A Avenue
  • 26970 Fraser Highway
  • #102 4059 200 Street
  • #100 20488 Douglas Crescent
  • #140 20338 65 Avenue