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Berkeley Reads Adult & Family Literacy ProgramBerkeley Public Library - West Branch1125 University AveBerkeley, 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 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 March and there are five mandatory sessions. 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 Literacy office) and Central Library (4th 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.

Training begins Monday, March 19. Please call 510.981.6299 for additional information and/or to register for training.

2018 Training Dates
Monday, March 19, 6:00-8:00pm Central Library
Wednesday, March 21, 6:00-8:00pm - Berkeley Reads/West Branch
Monday, March 26, 6:00-8:00pm - Central Library
Wednesday, March 28, 6:00-8:00pm - Berkeley Reads/West Branch
Saturday, March 31, 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

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Requirements & Commitment

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

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