Book Buddies (Early Childhood)

sue-book-buddyP4K’s Book Buddy program is an early education program that focuses on reading-readiness. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students are engaged in monthly classroom visits by their Book Buddy. Together they read an age-appropriate book and participate in a story-comprehension activity. Each student receives their own copy of each book they read throughout the year so that they can begin building their at-home library.

Programming is currently provided for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at all 12 P4K target elementary schools, which include:
Belvedere Elementary
Conestoga Magnet
Field Club Elementary
Fontenelle Elementary
Franklin Elementary
Jackson Elementary
Kellom Elementary
King Elementary
Miller Park Elementary
Mount View Elementary
Sherman Elementary
Skinner Magnet Center

The 2017-18 reading list follows the Omaha Public Library Summer Reading Program theme of Building a Better World and includes the following story titles:

Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson

Head Shoulders Knees and Toes by Mike Wohnoutka

I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison

Maria Had a Little Llama by Angela Dominguez

Max Found Two Sticks by Brian Pinkney

Rin Rin Rin Doe Re Mi by Jose Luis Orozco and David Diaz

Row Row Row Your Boat by Jane Cabrera



*P4K programs are supported in part by a grant from United Way of the Midlands.