Although Reading Buddies has now expanded to include 3 branches, there are still waiting lists and a great need to offer this program in other vulnerable neighborhoods throughout Vancouver.  Donor funding will enable VPL to expand this valuable program to more branches and neighborhoods.

“I can see my son’s interest in reading has vastly improved since taking part in this program.   Prior to this we found it hard to stir his interest in reading, but ever since he enrolled into your programs he regularly reads a minimum an hour after school…mainly books he borrowed from the library.  I surely hope you will continue to offer such programs as I can see kids benefiting from them tremendously.”

- David Chung

VPL’s Reading Buddies program has made a tremendous impact on dozens of young lives in a very short time. With your support, VPL librarians can help more kids and teens to connect over books and build a love of reading together.

Reading blossoms when teens team up with kids and the Reading Buddies program at VPL lets children learn that reading is cool!  – check out the full article and press on this great program.

- Vancouver Sun Article