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Reading STARS: Students and Tutors Achieving Reading Success


  • Be age 50 or older.
  • Have a high school diploma or above.
  • Be local to one of the select 5 libraries offering this program.
  • Commit to volunteering 2 days a week for 3 hours each day, in 30 minute sessions. That means 6 hours a week, or about 24 hours a month.
  • Commit to tutor during the entire school year, through May 2018 (school holidays excluded).
  • Attend a 2-day training event at one of the five libraries.


  • Tutoring will be one-on-one and/or in small groups (up to 4 students).
  • The library will provide training to all volunteer tutors.
  • Volunteers will receive a small stipend ($100/month) for their time.


  • Tutoring will begin in Fall 2017, with tutor training to start in late summer/early fall.