Leading Readers

We got you, parents

We know it can be overwhelming finding ways to help your child with their reading. Experience has shown us a thing or two, and Leading Readers is our way to be a part of your child’s support team.

Where to start

  1. Read about our Leading Readers program below.
  2. Register for our up coming session.
  3. Talk with us, ask questions. 

Virtual Sessions

Fall October 14 - December 16

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 PM
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM
Register now! Call Claire at (902) 476-1663.


In-person Sessions

Fall October 13 - December 15

Captain William Spry Public Library
Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 PM
Register now! Call Art at (902) 490-5818.

Woodlawn Public Library
Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 PM​
Register now! Call Anneka at (902) 476-9012.


What is Leading Readers?

A playful, caring, and successful literacy program, Leading Readers engages struggling or reluctant readers from Grades 1-5.

Careful Pairing of Kids with Teens

The Library attracts positive, kind teens to our volunteer programs. They love kids, and are looking for resume-building experience in working with children, so they take their role seriously. In return, kids love their teens. They respond well to being paired with one, consistent, and compatible older kid. They thrive on the attention and grow in their reading confidence due to their bond.

Non-traditional Literacy Mix

We like to show reluctant readers all of the joys of reading by taking their heads out of the books. Leading Readers challenges kids’ regular definitions of reading. Our 1-hour long sessions start with a 1-on-1 reading with their teen volunteer, move into group games, and fun activities - all with a literacy underpinning.

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