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Berkeley ReadsBerkeley Public Library ~ West Branch1125 University AvenueBerkeley, CA 94702


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 30-minute story time to children ages 2 - 5. Our goal is to support Early Literacy and extend the reach of the Berkeley Public Library and 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.

This free October training includes five mandatory sessions. Participants learn how to select and share wonderful books and present engaging story times. Trainings take place at Berkeley Reads-West Branch and Central Branch-Children’s Story Room of the Berkeley Public Library. RSVP is necessary to attend, and a 6 month commitment is required to become a story time volunteer.

Training begins Tuesday, October 10th. Please call 510.981.6299 for additional information and/or to register for training.

2017 Training Dates
Tuesday, October 10, 6:00-8:00pm Berkeley Reads/West Branch
Wednesday, October 11, 6:00-8:00pm - Berkeley Reads/West Branch
Monday, October 16, 6:00-8:00pm - Central Library
Wednesday, October 18, 6:00-8:00pm - Berkeley Reads/West Branch
Saturday, October 21, 10:00am-2:00pm - Berkeley Reads/West Branch

Berkeley Reads/West Branch
1125 University Avenue @ San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702

Berkeley Public Library/Central Library
2090 Kittredge Steet @ Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704


  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing

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Requirements & Commitment

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

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