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Berkeley Public Library - Berkeley Public Library - Central

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The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services. All Libraries are closed.


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.

May 2019 Training
(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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2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley, CA 94704, US

Mission Statement

The Berkeley Public Library supports the individual's right to know by providing free access to information and by developing collections and services which meet the diverse needs of our multicultural community.


The Berkely Public Library serves over 100,000 cardholders and provides a variety of traditional and nontraditional services and resources, including: children's programs, dynamic teen programs, innovative informational and referral services, literacy programs, internet access, a database of community organizations (the Berkeley Information Network), an extensive collection of art and music, and the Berkeley History Room.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Berkeley Reads Adult Literacy ProgramBerkeley Public Library/West Branch1125 University AvenueBerkeley, CA 94702



  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading




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

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