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  • Teachers love Read-Aloud - From a recent teacher evaluation: “The Read Aloud Program is the best thing to have happened to our school. Students who came in with low interest in books, low comprehension scores, or with attention seeking behavior are now avid, confident … Continue reading
  • It takes a village - Read-Aloud really exemplifies the old proverb “It takes a village to raise a child.” It engages the entire community: child, volunteer reader, teacher, coordinator, parent and author. -Volunteer Reader
  • SMART Program Receives Library of Congress Literary Award - SMART (Start Making A Reader Today), the Oregon statewide early literacy nonprofit organization, was named the recipient of the 2014 Library of Congress Literacy Award. The Read-Aloud Volunteer Program is modeled after SMART. The Library of Congress honors organizations that have made … Continue reading

  • Multi-Cultural Children’s Bookstore (The Shops at Hilltop) - Ashays Children’s Book Collection, West County READS and Tamara Shiloh have teamed up to open a pop-up Multi-Cultural Children’s Book Store!  It will be open from Nov. 15 – Dec. 31, and is located near Macy’s in Richmond. This is … Continue reading
  • UUCB Good Neighbor, September 2017 - Read-Aloud has received the Good Neighbor donation for the month of September from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley. Thank you for choosing us, Social Justice Committee, and thank you to the donations from the UUCB congregation and guests!
  • Thank You! - Thanks to all the 2016-17 Readers!  The Read-Aloud School year came to a close at the end of April.  We hope you were able to attend a Volunteer Appreciation party.