The Book Buddies program, founded in 2006, is an all-volunteer program delivered to under-resourced preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Trained Book Buddies take carefully selected hardcover books to read to the children in the classroom sixteen times in the school year.
Book Buddies also offer ideas that extend the story by involving the children with questions, building new vocabulary, and connecting the story to the children’s lives. The books are gifted to the classroom libraries. Twice a year each child receives a hardcover book to keep at home.