CANCELED – Upcoming Volunteer Information Evening

February 25, 2020

UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and will be rescheduled. New date TBD.

On March 10th, from 5:30-6:15pm we will hold the first of what we hope to be a regularly occurring event, a chance for anyone interested in learning more about the work of Access Books Bay Area, the impact we are having, and how you can get more involved, to come and spend some time learning about our organization.

This first event will be held at the newly refurbished Los Robles Elementary School Library in East Palo Alto, site of our most recently completed project. Attendees who were not able to join us as volunteers will get a chance to see firsthand the work that we do, while enjoying light refreshments and a presentation from Amanda Collins, our Executive Director and founder.

You can rsvp for this event and find out more details here.

Access Books revives libraries in book deserts 

The best way to learn to read is by reading, research has shown. And a student leaving kindergarten with a good grasp of reading and writing sentences is commonly considered a key indicator for college and career readiness down the road.

How a better library can change a child’s life 

Los Angeles (CNN) — In 1999, Rebecca Constantino began doing a study at schools across Los Angeles. One day, she saw something that stopped her in her tracks. She had just completed a Ph.D. in language, literacy and learning, and she was analyzing children’s access to books in affluent and low-income communities.

Access Books Bay Area Fall 2017 Newsletter 

Another Successful Library Transformation! Access Books Bay Area is excited to announce that we completed our third Library Renovation Project on September 30, 2017 at Willow Oaks Elementary School in the Ravenswood City School District. This is a district where 88% of families are low income, 81% of the students are reading below grade level […]

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