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R.E.A.D. Program

The 2018/19 School Year R.E.A.D. Program has filled.

We have great resources at all library locations and online to encourage reading and our staff can help you get started so that you find just what you need.  Call us at 519-661-4600 or visit any library location.
We will begin accepting Wait List Forms for our Summer R.E.A.D. Program in May and June.

About R.E.A.D.

The R.E.A.D. Program (Reading Enjoyment and Development) offers free one-on-one help with volunteers to children who are having difficulty with reading by:

  • Inspiring a love of reading
  • Creating a positive relationship with a volunteer reading partner
  • Motivating children to read and use the library
  • Encouraging families to read together
  • Introducing children to a variety of reading materials

R.E.A.D. sessions are tailored to the interests and abilities of individual children.

The program is not designed to duplicate what happens in school but rather to create a more positive attitude toward reading.

Volunteers who work with the children are trained to encourage and motivate children through the use of games, crafts and activities that are literacy-based.


    Children who are in Grade 1 to Grade 7 who are having difficulty reading.


    One hour each week after school or on Saturdays between October and April.



    For more information:

    Contact the Library's Literacy Facilitators:

    Frances Cutt 519-521-5921.

    Katelyn Garnaitis 519-520-8774.

    To volunteer:

    Find information in the volunteer section of our website.