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Reading Buddies

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 4-6pm

Saturdays, 3-5pm

Grades K-5.

Registration not required. Log in any time during Study Zone Plus hours and request 'Reading Buddies' and your level.

Volunteers help students practice reading out loud. Reading Buddies have access to OverDrive eBooks to share on-screen. The book selection changes every two weeks.  
Reading Buddies can focus on:

  • Pronunciation and pacing as students read
  • Reading and conversation for English language learners
  • Reading comprehension

Reading Buddies work with one or two students at a time. Students are paired by reading level.  Each student can expect 30 minutes with a Reading Buddy but may continue longer if other students are not waiting for a turn.

Study Zone Plus reading levels are: 

Level 1: Readers recognize letter sounds and can sound out shorter words. They may read slowly and sound out most words. Books contain easy words, simple sentences and lots of pictures.

Level 2: Readers can sound out most words with little help. Books contain more text and more complex sentences, but still plenty of pictures.

Level 3: Readers are fluent readers and sound out complex words with little help. They are reading books with more dense text, complex sentences and fewer pictures.

Schedule and Connection Information or call Ask KCLS, 425.462.9600 or 800.462.9600

To join, log in from the Study Zone Plus web page. Click on the "Connect to Study Zone Plus" box and then the "Join Zoom Meeting" link.  
Request ‘Reading Buddies' and your Study Zone Plus reading level. 

Students may drop in any time during Study Zone hours.

Study Zone Plus

Study Zone Plus provides academic support programs in Zoom format. Additional services include volunteer tutors, Math Club, ESL/ELL conversation practice, social activities.

Visit the Study Zone Plus webpage for the Terms of Use Agreement and steps KCLS is taking to maintain a safe and positive online space.

Reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities is available by request. Please contact the library at least seven days before the event for ASL interpretation, captioning services and/or other accommodation for online programs. Send your request to

Reading Buddies
Suitable for:
Tweens (Ages 9 to 12)
Kids (Ages 6 to 8)
Citizenship and English Language Learning
Tutoring and Education

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