Partners in Reading


“Discovering the World, One Book at a Time”

man and boy readingPartners in Reading is a free program at the Carbondale Public Library for kids in grades 1-5, and a great volunteer opportunity for college students. Kids explore books and reading activities one-on-one with their reading partners (SIUC and other college students who join the Library Volunteer Corps). Partners select reading materials based on each child’s individual interests.

The 8-week program runs each fall (October – early December) and spring (February – April). Each child may sign up for 1 hour per week. Sessions are held at Carbondale Public Library on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 or Thursdays from 4:30-5:30.

To register a child or volunteer as a Reading Partner contact:

Volunteer Coordinator, Patrick King
(618) 457-0354, ext. 7