OH The Places You Will Go! This time with the help of their ultra-cool Literacy Partner the Brooke Jackman Foundation, BookPALS teamed up for Read Across America at William O’Connor Preschool in Midwood Brooklyn. The Brooke Jackman Foundation donated over 150 books to the schools library, while NY BookPALS volunteers Brigid Turner, Vance Bradford, Michael Cuomo, Chuiquita Camille, and Cullen Johnson read to 12 classes and over 170 students. The day was filled with Hop on Pop, Cat In the Hat, and plenty of One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Celebrating Dr. Suess’s March 2nd...Read More
The PS 111 Group Reads take place once a month. This month BookPALS volunteers read to over 350 students in little over 3 hours. Today was a tour de force of reading! A big shout out to all our volunteers (some pictured below) also PS 111 and their fantastic...Read More
BookPALS Actors Wow their Fellow Volunteers at the Arizona BookPALS Kick-Off.. see next page for videos!
BookPALS celebrated Fashion Week in high style thanks to The Coffee Bean& Tea Leaf! Proceeds from the raffle were donated for our programming! BookPALS helped celebrate the opening of the new Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf flaship store during Fashion Week in the heart of the Meatpacking District. A special thanks to CBTL, Tequila Avion and SoulCycle as the their gift baskets were raffled and proceeds will go to our programmingRead More
Last weekend, BookPALS and the Brooke Jackman Foundation helped make the magic of literacy and the love of reading a reality for disadvantaged children in New York at the 4th Annual BJF Read-a-thon. Nearly 200 children and families gathered… for an afternoon of books and bonding at Barnes & Noble Tribeca in Manhattan. A special thanks to actors from Broadway Serves! who took the time out of their busy schedules to read for us! Dana Marie Ingraham and Julius Carter currently perform on Broadway.We are thrilled to share that the BJF also debuted ABC What Help Means to Me, the second...Read More
It will be hard to fit on one page the positive impact Mr. Mitchell, from the Screen Actors Guild Foundation’s BookPALS: Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools program, has on our Kindergarten and first grade students. He dependably enters Essrig Elementary every Wednesday morning to visit three first grade classrooms, and Friday morning to visit seven Kindergarten classrooms with a cheerful grin and a boisterous greeting for all. I would be delighted to share how our young learners feel about Mr. Mitchell and in turn how he affects all of our lives, as he is an important member...Read More