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.

Julie Haseldon

I began volunteering as a reader for the Read-Aloud Volunteer Program shortly after retiring from a career in maintenance and construction.  Reading aloud with children has been a pleasure every year.  I consider this program a win-win for the children and the readers.  The children clearly benefit from the positive relationships with the readers as they develop their love for reading and books.  Readers enjoy benefits beyond just sharing their time with children and helping to nurture reading skills.  We also enjoy the books that we read!  Learning about our world, the joy of a good story and sharing a laugh are just a few of the delights readers enjoy.  I have invited friends to join Read-Aloud and several have become readers.  I am grateful to be a part of this valuable program.

December Orientation

Thursday Dec 15th, 10 – 11:30 am

Read-Aloud office, 2nd floor conference room (13831 San Pablo Ave, Bldg 5)

* Park in the main parking lot and walk past the courtyard, almost to Church Ln, to building 5, call using the lobby phone to gain entrance.

Next Make-up Orientations

Tuesday Oct 18th, 10 – 11:30 am

Read-Aloud office, 2nd floor conference room (13831 San Pablo Ave, Bldg 5)

* Park in the main parking lot and walk past the courtyard, almost to Church Ln, to building 5, call using the lobby phone to gain entrance.

Wednesday Oct 26th, 10:30 – noon

Building 2 Council Conference Room 13831 San Pablo Ave, Bldg 2

* Building closet to both Las Montanas and San Pablo Ave.

Make-Up Orientations

Friday Oct 7th, 11 am – 12:30 pm

Read-Aloud office, 2nd floor conference room (13831 San Pablo Ave, Bldg 5)

* Entrance is on Church Ln, second driveway on right as you travel toward Senior Center from San Pablo Ave.

Tuesday Oct 11th, 2 – 3:30 pm

Read-Aloud office, 2nd floor conference room (13831 San Pablo Ave, Bldg 5)

* Park in the main parking lot and walk past the courtyard, almost to Church Ln, to building 5, call using the lobby phone to gain entrance.

Orientation Reminder

The Read-Aloud Orientation:

Wednesday, September 21st, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley,1 Lawson Rd, Kensington 94707

Please attend if you are a reader, as this is when we discuss changes in District requirements, the new Volunteer Reader Handbook and general housekeeping.

2016-17 Read-Aloud Year Schedule

Our Calendar is now posted, see here.

Orientation is on Wed. Sept. 21, from 10:30-12:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley (1 Lawson Rd, Kensington).

Please RSVP at 237-0735 or info@read-aloud.org

If you cannot make it to the regularly scheduled Orientation, make-up sessions can be arranged, but you must attend an Orientation in order to read.