San Francisco BookPALS Branch

Welcome to San Francisco BookPALS!

Go to: SF Branch Activities
Become a BookPAL! Join fellow actors and performers in the Bay Area who volunteer their time to read aloud to children. Reading aloud awakens imaginations and stimulates interest in reading. By using your talents as an actor and expressive reader, you bring stories to life. And now is the perfect time to get started reading to a child in your community.

“It’s the best!” - Owen Baker-Flynn, BookPAL at Alverado Elementary, SF

“There is nothing more gratifying than sharing the joy of reading with my first-graders.” - Mary Dilts at Rooftop Elementary, SF

We are also very fortunate to have the support of San Francisco FirstBook, Green Apple Books and Children’s Book Project. Their generosity has helped us put books into the hands of children who do not own books. This year we distributed over 2500 books to children around the Bay Area and wrapped 300 books for children living in shelters during the holidays.

If you can read once a week or once a month…there is a place for you to share your talents and reach an attentive audience.
Please contact us at to get started making a difference.