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The Bookmobile and the Dayton's Bluff and West 7th libraries will be closed November 23 - 26.

Reading Together

Reading Mentoring for Saint Paul Students Grades 1-5

The Reading Together program nurtures a child's pleasure in reading. Students and trained mentors meet weekly, one-on-one, to work on grade-level reading skills.

Students must:

  • be in grades 1-5
  • read just below grade level
  • live in or attend school in Saint Paul
  • have a teacher's signature included on the application

To apply

Visit any Saint Paul Public Library location to pick up an application for the 2017-2018 school year, or click here to download and print:

English / Hmong / Somali / Spanish

When & Where

Reading Together follows the Saint Paul Public Schools calendar. Pairs meet for one-hour sessions Monday - Thursday 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. and on weekends. Reading Together can occur at any Saint Paul Public Library Location.

Student and Parent Commitment 

Students must arrive on time at the library and attend one-hour, weekly sessions during the 2016-2017 school year. Parents are also expected to remain in the library while their child is tutored.

For more information about Reading Together: Contact Matthew Metzdorf or call 651-266-7437.

Volunteer Reading Mentors

The mission of the Reading Together program is to foster enjoyment in reading while boosting reading skills. 

Reading Together mentors must:

  • be at least 16 years old 
  • be proficient in reading and writing  
  • have a keen interest in helping children succeed
  • commit to meet one hour per week throughout the school year 
  • attend a required, free training
  • submit to a background check

To volunteer, please download an application, visit a Saint Paul Public Library location, or call 651-266-7437.

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