About Us

BookPALS Owl Ready to ReadWELCOME to BookPALS!

BookPALS was founded in 1993 on a clear premise: children must be exposed to the magic of books to develop a love of reading. The research shows that one of the best predictors of children’s success in learning to read is being read to aloud. We hope you’ll support the SAG Foundation’s efforts for this valuable cause!


Our Mission:

Who better to bring the magic of stories to life than performers? BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) is a national program administered by the nonprofit Screen Actors Guild Foundation. BookPALS help children learn to LOVE books by bringing the talents of performer volunteers into classrooms, hospitals, shelters, and other venues. A perfect match!

Meet the National Director Coordinator’s Favs Top 10 Read-Aloud Tips


Here’s a pretty good idea of what you can expect….


Are you interested in Becoming a BookPAL or Booking a BookPAL for your classroom? Great! We’re interested in meeting you! Simply sign up by contacting a location from the Main Menu above. For all inquiries outside of our Branch locations, we’ve got you covered – just contact the Los Angeles BookPAL Branch.