The Youth Literacy Program

“Opening the Door to Reading for Children in the Rockbridge Area.”

Reading Mentors/Tutors Needed for 2018!

Jean Woodson tutors Chase Pooley at the Rockbridge Regional Library.
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Volunteering to be a Reading Tutor

Trained tutor/mentors work with elementary-age students who are struggling with reading. They find fun ways to encourage students’ interest in reading and help them improve their reading skills. Students are referred through their schools and participate in tutoring with the permission of their parents. All services are free of charge.

Volunteer tutors receive 6 hours of training in the fall and commit to tutoring once a week for about an hour throughout the school year (not including vacations and holidays). Lesson planning takes about 30 minutes per session. Prior teaching experience is not required. A high school diploma and attendance at the three training sessions provide tutors with the tools they need to be effective.

Tutors and students agree on what days of the week they will meet and at what times, usually during the school day or immediately after school. Students and tutors meet at school or in the Rockbridge Regional Library.

If you are interested in being a reading mentor/tutor to an elementary-age student who is struggling with reading, please attend the Orientation session on Monday, September 12, 6:30 pm, in Leyburn Library, Room M47, Washington and Lee University.

For more information or to register forOrientation, call or write Susan Bushnell at Rockbridge Regional Library, (540) 463-4322, ext. 105; sbushnell@rrlib.net

Tutor Training

To register for the tutor training, call or write Susan Bushnell at Rockbridge Regional Library, (540) 463-4322 ext 105, sbushnell@rrlib.net.

For Parents

Youth Literacy partners with Rockbridge County Publicand Lexington City schools, and is coordinated by Susan Bushnell, who is located in the Rockbridge Regional Library, 138 South Main Street, Lexington. (540) 463-4322, ext. 105; sbushnell@rrlib.netStudents are referred through their schools.

Websites for Parents

Succeed to Read
Reading A-Z
Starfall
Book Adventure
Lexington City Schools
Rockbridge County Schools

For Kids

Youth Literacy partners with Rockbridge County Public and Lexington City schools, and is coordinated by Susan Bushnell, who is located in the Rockbridge Regional Library, 138 South Main Street, Lexington, (540) 463-4322, ext 105, sbushnell@rrlib.net.

Websites for Kids

PBS Kids
Fun Brain
Surf Net Kids
Starfall

Contact Us

Youth Literacy Program Rockbridge Regional Library 138 South Main Street Lexington, VA 24450 (540) 463-4324, ext. 105

Susan Bushnell: sbushnell@rrlib.net

The Youth Literacy Program is supported in part by the United Way and grants from Washington & Lee University and the Community Foundation of Rockbridge, Bath and Alleghany Counties.

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