Summer reading program teams teens, younger children

Karmon Mobley-Doan, 6, left, paints a popsicle-stick American flag while her reading buddy Tiffani Garber, 13, helps her think of rhyming words for a poem during last year’s “Reading Buddies” summer program.

Karmon Mobley-Doan, 6, left, paints a popsicle-stick American flag while her reading buddy Tiffani Garber, 13, helps her think of rhyming words for a poem during last year’s “Reading Buddies” summer program. Photo by Kelley McCall.

For the second year, Missouri River Regional Library is preparing for Reading Buddies, a summer program that pairs teen mentors with youths enrolled in kindergarten through second-grade summer school.

And they are seeking involvement from area teens.

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Reading Buddies is a program that pairs a mentor and student together for reading and activities for one hour a week for eight weeks this summer. Teen mentors can ....

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