Monday, June 28, 2010

Recommended Reading

Thanks, Reading Partners for a great school year! As we discussed at our final party, we will be compiling your favorite book suggestions for our Fall start-up meeting. Please send in title, author and suggested grade levels when you submit your recommendations. Donna has also sent us a link to the summer reading list proposed by a local elementary school librarian.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Our Biggest Year Ever!

Reading Partners will be having our end of (school) year party on June 3, 2010 at 10:00 am in the school library. Present and former Reading Partners are warmly invited to join us.

Our new reading session will begin in September of 2010. We will contact you then if you are on our list - so sign up now! Write to for an application.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Reading Partners

For more than twelve years, this group of volunteers has been reading with students at Oakland’s Piedmont Avenue Elementary School, with the aim of instilling a love of books and reading.

Acting as mentors, not tutors, Reading Partners work one-on-one with the same child each week, building a relationship that is focused on the joy of books. We read with our students in the school library for half an hour at a stretch and then bring them back to their classroom. So simple - yet the consistent, caring attention of a book-loving adult is something some of these children have never experienced, and it can be transformational.

Come join us! We ask for an hour a week commitment for at least half the school year, with breaks during school holidays. Our next volunteer orientation will be in late September of 2009, so contact us now if you'd like to request an application.