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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. There is currently a waiting list. 

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. 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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