Saturday, December 12, 2015

Actors, Become a BookPAL and Read Aloud to Kids in your Community


From: Ellen Dean []
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2015 3:30 PM
Subject: Fwd: Actors, Become a BookPAL and Read Aloud to Kids in your Community


​Dear Tucson Actors and Performers,


There is a great way to use your talents in service to your community. Join BookPALS!

BookPALS  (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) is a national literacy program sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. But you don't have to be union to participate.


Our readers go into under-served classrooms on a weekly basis to read aloud to classes of children.  It takes just an hour a week to read to two classes and you will make a huge impact on these children who may have no one at home to read to them.


We don't teach kids to read; we teach them to LOVE reading.


Training and book lists are provided. You will have the most appreciative audiences ever!  

​Come find out more.​


 Sunday, December 13, 2015

1:30-2:30   new reader orientation (or a review/refresh for those who wish)

​-- RSVP​

2:45-4:00  share favorite books, read aloud demos, ideas for the new year.



Himmel Park Library

​ meeting room​

1035 N. Treat Ave.

​ (Speedway and Campbell)​

Tucson AZ 85716
Phone: (520) 594-5305


​ Come share some snacks, get some free books to read to your classes, meet your colleagues, get some new ideas. 



​to Ellen Dean, Arizona BookPALS Coordinator,



​ you,

Ellen Dean

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