Reading Together

Student and tutor participating in Read with Me program at the Saint Paul Public Library

Reading Mentoring for Saint Paul Students Grades 1-5

The Reading Together program nurtures a child's pleasure in reading. Students and trained mentors meet weekly, one-on-one, to work on grade-level reading skills.

Students must:

  • be in grades 1-5
  • read just below grade level
  • live in or attend school in Saint Paul
  • have a teacher's signature included on the application

To apply

Student applications are available in all library locations, or you may download and print an application.


Reading Together follows the Saint Paul Public Schools calendar. Pairs meet for one-hour sessions Monday - Thursday 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. and on weekends.

Student and Parent Commitment 

Students must arrive on time at the library and attend one-hour, weekly sessions during the 2016-2017 school year. Parents are also expected to remain in the library while their child is tutored.

For more information about Reading Together: Contact Matthew Metzdorf or call 651-266-7437.

Volunteer Reading Mentors

The mission of the Reading Together program is to foster enjoyment in reading while boosting reading skills. 

Reading Together mentors must:

  • be at least 16 years old 
  • be proficient in reading and writing  
  • have a keen interest in helping children succeed
  • commit to meet one hour per week throughout the school year 
  • attend a required, free training
  • submit to a background check

To volunteer, please download an application, visit a Saint Paul Public Library location, or call 651-266-7437.