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Actor, former NFL star reads in Cathedral City

Thursday, July 31 2008 @ 08:54 PM EDT

Coachella Valley

Students at Cathedral City Elementary School delight in their BookPALS reader Tim Brown. He's an actor and an NFL star.

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NY BookPALS spearheads pilot reading program for one of the most underserved populations in NYC.

Thursday, July 17 2008 @ 07:40 PM EDT

New York

Several volunteer actors with NY BookPALS gathered this week for an orientation/observation at PS 811 in Manhattan. They will be reading books aloud to several classes during the summer school program. This is a unique program for NY BookPALS as the students have multiple disabilities that include autism, severe emotional/behavioral needs, and/or severe language/communication disorders. Maria Cabezas, the NY BookPALS coordinator originated this program as she felt that volunteer actors could make a huge impact in the Literacy Curriculum in these special needs populations. This is the first time that NY BookPALS will work with NYC Special Education District 75. As stated on their website, “District 75 provides citywide educational, vocational, and behavior support programs for students who are on the autism spectrum, severely challenged, and/or multiply disabled. District 75 consists of 56 school organizations, home and hospital instruction, and vision and hearing services.”

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Reading Club Assemblies motivate 4th and 5th grade students to read!

Sunday, June 29 2008 @ 01:41 PM EDT

New York

This year BookPALS went into two schools to put on an end of year performance and award ceremony to congratulate the children for reading thirty or more books during the school year. Students in 4th and 5th grade that have read 30 books or more are given a T-shirt from NY BookPALS to acknowledge the reading that they have done.


Pictured performing are: Barbara Mundy, Eric Saiet, Jon Mindell, Tom Berger, Margaret Flanagan

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Storyline Readers Needed

Saturday, June 28 2008 @ 01:34 PM EDT

Las Vegas

BookPALS is currently looking for Storyline Readers. For those of you who cannot commit to reading once a week over the summer, please consider lending your voice to Storyline.

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Summer Volunteers Needed for 12-month Schools

Saturday, June 28 2008 @ 01:17 PM EDT

Las Vegas

The school year continues in Clark County! Although about half of our schools have completed their school year, there are still twenty BookPALS schools that would love to have a reader this summer.

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