Wednesday, June 19 – All locations are closed for the Juneteenth holiday.

Celebrate the completion of the new NoBo Library!
Join us on Saturday, June 29, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for our Grand Opening Celebration.

Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies is a program intended to promote a passion for reading and books in young children. Each Little Buddy is matched with an adult volunteer or CU student, their Big Buddy, and spends 90 minutes a week engaging in fun reading, writing and literacy activities over the course of a semester.

Fill out the program interest form if you would like to be contacted about future opportunities to participate in Reading Buddies.


  • Serves children in first through third grade
  • Pairs adult volunteers/CU students with Little Buddies for reading, writing and literacy activities
  • Meets weekly
  • Held at the Main Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue
  • Increases children’s interest in books and reading
  • Little Buddies are eligible to participate in the program for 2 consecutive semesters.


Reading Buddies in the News

CU-Boulder students, elementary schoolers discover ties that bind

Reading Buddies on Inside Boulder News

CU – Buddies For Life: Building More Than Books

For more information:

Please email BoulderReads staff at [email protected] or text us at 1-844-303-5359.

We at BoulderReads want to express our gratitude to everyone who has generously donated to the Boulder Library Foundation. Their generous support makes the Reading Buddies program and many other great programs possible. Please consider donating to support their important work.