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Berkeley Reads Adult & Family Literacy Program / Berkeley Public Library

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Become a Berkeley Builds Readers Volunteer Story Reader!

Do you love reading to kids and want to foster a life-long love of reading in children? Berkeley Builds Readers offers a unique volunteer opportunity: to read aloud to children at preschools throughout Berkeley. Volunteers present a monthly 20-minute story visit to children ages 2-5. The goal of our program is to support Early Literacy and extend the reach of the Berkeley Public Library including Berkeley READS, the adult and family literacy program, introducing children and their parents to the pleasure of stories and creating excitement about books and reading.

The free training begins in May and there are five mandatorysessions. In these sessions, participants learn how to select and share wonderful books and present engaging story visits. Training take place at the *West Branch (Berkeley READS Adult Literacy office) and **Central Library (4 th floor Children’s Story Room) of the Berkeley Public Library. Pre-registration is necessary to attend, and a 6 month commitment is required to become a story visit volunteer.

2019 Training Dates
(Volunteers must attend all five dates)

Monday, May 6th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
**Central Library, 4th floor Children's Story Room

Wednesday, May 8th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
*Berkeley Reads/West Branch

Monday, May 13th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
**Central Library, 4th floor Children's Story Room

Wednesday, May 15th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
*Berkeley Reads/West Branch

Monday, May 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
**Central Library/ 4th floor Children's Story Room

*Berkeley Public Library, West Branch
Berkeley Reads Adult Literacy Program
1125 University Avenue @ San Pablo Avenue

**Central Library
2090 Kittredge Street @ Shattuck Avenue

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About Berkeley Reads Adult & Family Literacy Program / Berkeley Public Library

Location:

1125 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702, US

Mission Statement

Berkeley READS is our adult and family literacy program. We provide free literacy services for eligible adults over the age of 16.

Description

One-On-One Tutoring: Learners are matched with tutors for weekly tutoring sessions.

Drop-in Sessions: Open sessions are available for learners on our wait list and for those who want extra assistance.

Computer Lab: Leaners access tools in our computer labs at the West and Central branches.

Small-Group Tutoring: Learners support each other on focused projects.

Family Literacy: Volunteers visit local organizations, providing story visits and free books to children.

Special Programs: Learners strengthen literacy skills by visiting museums, cooking, and learning about the environment.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Berkeley Reads Adult & Family Literacy ProgramBerkeley Public Library ~ West Branch1125 University AvenueBerkeley, CA 94702

(37.86806,-122.28524)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Monthly story visits

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