• Book Give-Aways

    In the last two weeks, Read-Aloud has given 600+ new and gently used books to Lake and Downer Elementary schools for book giveaway events! Thank you for the donations that made this possible, especially to Half Price Books, Berkeley and Kit Eakle.


  • 2016-17 Annual Review

    We have posted our 2016-17 Annual Review (see here)!  Data is still being collected for this program year; we hope to have the review up by September.

  • Possible Summer Programming, Newsletter up

    Summer programming with Richmond’s Camp Achieve!

    dates: 6/18 –  8/10

    time: 10:30 – noon

    location(s): Booker T Anderson/Shields-Reid/Parchester Village/Nevin

    Possibility of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.

    Also, the latest newsletter is out, Read-Aloud Wrap-Up


  • Celebrations!

    Thank you to all the volunteers and donors who made this year possible! We are holding small school site celebrations, you are welcome to attend any (though please RSVP to the coordinator or the office so we may get a head count).

    • Coronado (2100 Maine Ave, Richmond) Tuesday 4/24, 12:15-1:15 (2nd floor, Read-Aloud room)
    • Dover (1870 19th Street, San Pablo): Tuesday 4/24 and Wednesday 4/25, 11:15-12:15 (in the library)
    • Downer (1231 18th Street, San Pablo): Wednesday 5/2 from 9:30-11:30 (2nd floor, Read-Aloud room)
    • Montalvin (300 Christine Drive, San Pablo): Friday 4/27, 11:10-12:10 (library)
    • Washington (565 Wine Street): Wednesday 4/25 and Monday 4/30, 11:30-12:30 (library)
  • Last Orientation of the Year

    Held Feb 28, 2-4 pm.
    13831 San Pablo Ave., Bldg 5
    Use phone in Bldg 5 lobby to gain access.

  • Next Orientation

    The next New Reader Orientation will be held on Monday, January 22nd from 1:30 – 3 pm, in the Read-Aloud office. This is up a flight of stairs; if you would like to come, but cannot make it up a flight of stairs, we will change the location to a first floor room.

  • Dover Coordinator

    Dover has a new permanent Coordinator, Gabriella Bracamontes!  Welcome to the team, Gabby.  Her email address is read.aloud.vp+dover@gmail.com (all coordinators can be reached at read.aloud.vp+name_of_school@gmail.com).

  • 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 a fundraiser that benefits West County READS, a group we partner with often.

  • 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!

  • 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 readers who always come back with a smile on their face. They love to read and have huge smiles when it’s book day! I could not imagine a school without this special program and amazing volunteers!”