Share Your Love of Reading--Become a Volunteer Preschool Story Reader!
Date: 2017-06-12 01:15:05


Do you love reading to kids, and want to foster a lifelong love of books and reading in the children of Oakland? Join our dedicated team of Books for Wider Horizons volunteers!Books for Wider Horizons, a project of the Oakland Public Library, is a program that recruits, trains, and places volunteer story readers in preschools throughout the City of Oakland. The goal of the program is to extend the reach of the library, introducing children to the pleasure of stories, books, and reading.


More Information:

To prepare story readers for their volunteer assignments, we offer a once-a-year training series each fall. Once the training is complete, the volunteer is placed in a carefully selected preschool center where he/she will present a 30-minute story time once a week, during school hours. Volunteers must attend all seven training sessions and agree to volunteer for six months as a story reader in one of our centers.2017 Preschool Story Reader Training Dates (volunteers must attend all seven dates):

  • Wednesday, October 4, 6-8 pm
  • Thursday, October 5, 6-8 pm
  • Wednesday, October 11, 6-8 pm
  • Thursday, October 12, 6-8 pm
  • Wednesday, October 18, 6-8 pm
  • Thursday, October 19, 6-8 pm
  • Saturday, October 28, 10 am-5 pm
Pre-registration for the training is necessary. All trainings take place at the Rockridge Branch Library at 5366 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618. If you are interested in our program or have any questions, we would love to hear from you!

Cause Areas:

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


Flexible time and date


All throughout Oakland, Oakland, CA 94612

US, California, Oakland


Literacy / ReadingLiteracy / Reading

Good Match For:

People 55+People 55+


Must be at least 18 Orientation or Training 30 minutes/week storytime, 6-month commitment TB test for some preschool sites