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A one-on-one tutoring program for children needing extra assistance with reading skills.

  • area schools are contacted and provided with information about the availability of tutoring
  • teachers send home invitations to parents, whose child meets criteria outlined by the Library’s Tutoring Coordinator
  • parents must attend an information session in June to apply for the program
  • children are selected for the program based on their individual needs and availability to complete the 2 week program
    (please note that completing an application does not guarantee a spot in the program)
  • tutors meet with their assigned child for 1 hour per day, for 10 days
  • 3 or 4 two-week tutoring sessions are held during July and August

  • designed for children who are currently in Kindergarten who are struggling with letter names and sounds (preference is given to Seniors)
  • during the 2-week session, the Jolly Phonics program is followed and is complemented with daily reading and literacy games
  • children work with their tutor to produce a letter/sounds book by the completion of the program
  • designed for children who are currently in grades 1 and 2 and are struggling to meet grade expectations in reading
  • tutors follow the Reading Reflex program to reinforce reading skills and supplement the program with daily reading and literacy-based activities.

Please Note: Families must have a library card to qualify for this program. Contact the Children’s Department for further information.
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