Help a Child in Your Community

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you enjoy working with children? Volunteer to be a reading mentor through Reading Together at the Saint Paul Public Library! Enhance a student's love of reading. We need positive adult volunteers to commit one hour per week to work with a child especially at our east side and north end libraries.  

As a Reading Mentor, you can:

  • Build a mentoring relationship with a student in grades 1-5 by spending quality, consistent, one-to-one time throughout the academic year. 
  • Help children practice their reading skills 
  • Foster the joy of reading by connecting through books that children love, mentorship and creative play.

The Reading Together program is a fun and rewarding opportunity to make a lifelong difference in a child’s life. Read Michelle and Salman's story:  Reading Gives Salman a Foundation for Learning (The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library)

For more information about becoming a Reading Mentor visit

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