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Reading Help for Grades 1 and 2


Do you have a child in first or second grade? Do you want your child to develop a love of reading? Are you interested in having your child work with caring mentors?

Then come to the New York Public Library’s Literacy Leaders program!

About the Literacy Leaders Program

In this program, your child will be matched with a teen mentor who understands his or her individual needs. Together, they will work to build a love of reading and learning and will work on basic literacy skills.

The program meets after school Monday through Thursday. 

The program runs from February—June and July—August. You can enroll your child in one or both of the sessions for two to four days per week.

Sign My Child Up

If you are interested in enrolling your 1st or 2nd grader in the Literacy Learners program, please contact the Education Coordinator at your nearest branch.


Mosholu Library—285 East 205th Street, Bronx, NY, 10467
John Lopez,, (347) 277-4413


Hamilton Fish Park Library—415 East Houston Street, New York, NY, 10002
Shiuli Arshad,, (347) 326-2312

Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library—203 West 115th Street, New York, NY, 10026
Charity Porotesano, 697-9911

Washington Heights Library—1000 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10032
Marguerite Murray,, (347) 697-9967