Reading Pals

Reading Pals

Red Deer Public Library's Reading Pals Program

What is the Reading Pals Program?

The Reading Pals program provides free direct help to elementary children who are experiencing difficulties with reading through fun activities and tutoring sessions. Tutors work one-on-one or two-on-one with students on a variety of activities to assist in the development or improvement of reading, writing and comprehension skills, including buddy reading, phonics/grammar/spelling, and games.

Thank you to the Red Deer Firefighters’ Children's Charities and private donations for their continued support.

Summer Reading Pals

Summer Program Info

** The teacher referral submission period is now closed. **

We have received an overwhelming number of referrals for this summer's program. Please be patient with us as we process submissions.


English program:
French program:

Volunteers are not being accepted at this time.

Don't miss out! Check out our Reading Pals Book Bundle service and drop-in Reading Pals Fun & Games programs!

Reading Pals Book Bundles

Reading Pals Book Bundles

Reading Pals Book Bundles will provide books for school-age kids geared towards fun reading, solo reading, and buddy reading.

Looking for literacy resources to use at home?

Check out the Reading Pals website for resources geared towards emergent and struggling readers (including free printables!).

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