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We have New Reading Buddy Volunteers ready to start Spring 2023, and that means we have spots for new "Little Buddies" too! 


The Caldwell Public Library Reading Buddy program pairs a child with a teen volunteer. It's a great way to motivate a new reader and/or encourage a child's love of books and libraries!  It's best for kids in grades K-4.



The number of available spaces is dependent on how many volunteers we have in the program.  

Apply HERE to get your child started!

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Thank you for your interest in the Caldwell Public Library's Reading Buddy Program. The window to apply and start Spring 2023 has closed.  Applications received between now and June will be to start Summer 2023. You may get started on your application at any time.

Reading Buddy volunteers must be in grades 8-12 and live or go to school in Caldwell, West Caldwell, North Caldwell or Essex Fells.

The application process includes:

If you have any questions, please email the Youth Services Librarian, Ms. Kris, at  

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