Barrister Book Buddies – Teacher Registration

The 2023-2024 RBA year will be the 21st year for Barrister Book Buddies!  We appreciate our long-standing relationship with Roanoke City Schools and look forward to another year of good reading.

Roanoke City Schools chooses the schools that participate in the program each year.  For 2023-2024 Buddies will be reading in grades k – 5 at Preston Park, Lincoln Terrace, Morningside, Hurt Park, Virginia Heights and Fallon Park.  The Barrister Book Buddies program is staffed by volunteers from the legal profession: lawyers, judges, paralegals, and secretaries.  We will try to fill every class that requests a Buddy, but we are limited by the number of volunteers who sign up for the program.

Each Book Buddy is asked to read for an hour, at least once a month.  They may read more often if that suits both your schedules.  Once the assignments are made, it is the responsibility of the Book Buddy and the teacher to contact each other and determine the schedule.  If the two schedules are not compatible, please contact Diane Higgs at the Roanoke Bar Association at 342-4905 or  She will try to assign another Buddy to your class.

If you have participated in the program before and want to continue with the same Buddy, please note your preference below.  Every attempt will be made to accommodate the teacher requests.

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