The start of school might seem far away but now is the right time to encourage children to practice their reading skills. The Judy B. McDonald Public Library has several volunteers to help children practice their reading aloud and comprehension skills through its Reading Buddies program. Volunteers sit and read with children on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 pm. The assistance is free and no registration is required. Please call 559-2970 for more information.