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January, 2017: Newsletter

Read our Holday 2016 Newsletter (November and December) (PDF, 2.1 KB)



September 6, 2016: News Article

An article in the East Bay Times about our work with incarcerated parents: Reading program ensures getting booked not the end of the story for inmates and their kids. (Opens a new page.)



August 30, 2016: We're Gaining!

An article in the Eyes on the Early Years, (Opens a new page) from EdSource, says the difference in school readiness between rich and poor children entering kindergarten closed significantly - by 10 to 16 percent - from 1998 to 2010.



August 19, 2016: READ gives away books and backpacks

Happy Children We gave away books and backpacks. See more, with 3 pictures (66 KB).


August 19, 2016: News Article

An article in the East Bay Times mentions Youth Services Librarian Becky Nielson and the library's partnership with REading ADvantage: Libraries take creative approach to reach young readers. (Opens a new page.)



August, 2016: Newsletter

Read our Summer 2016 Newsletter (PDF, 1.6 MB), thanks to our wonderful editor, Evelyn McManus.



June, 2016; DRUMMM, the Pittsburg Library, and READ have an event

DRUMMM Banner We partnered with DRUMM, a drummng circle program, to have an event at the Pittsburg Library. See more, with 4 pictures (66 KB).


February, 2016: Newsletter

Read our Winter 2016 Newsletter (PDF, 922 KB), thanks to our wonderful editor, Evelyn McManus.



November 20, 2015: Cub Scouts Hold Book Drive

32 cub scouts Cub Scout Pack 21 in Brentwood held a book drive for READ. The scouts generously donated over 200 new and gently used books for the children we serve! See more, with 2 pictures (70 KB).


November 18, 2015: Wal*Mart Gives READ a Big Check

Shirley with a big check Wal*Mart gives READ a $1,000 grant to buy books. Read more, with 3 pictures (145 KB).


October 20, 2015: Pittsburg High Football Team

Football players reading to children The Pittsburg High football team came to our El Pueblo Children's Library and read stories to the children, bringing role models to children who desperately need them. Read more, with 9 pictures (278 KB).


October 1, 2015: Grandmother's Tea story in the Antioch Herald.



August 21, 2015: DeAnza Gardens Children's Library Kick-Off

Two happy children We had 140 children and adults help us get the De Anza Gardens Children's Library off to a roaring start. Read more, with 12 pictures (408 KB).


May 28, 2015: Open House at Head Start - Campbell Preschool

Happy family We celebrated a grant from the George Miller Youth Fund by giving free books to 179 children. Read more, with 22 pictures (766 KB).


April 24, 2015: Parent Power Story in the Brentwood Press. (Page 6).



April 17, 2015: Parent Power Announcement in the Brentwood Press. (Page 3)
Director Shirley's letter to the editor (page 22).



February 26, 2015: Parent Power! Workshop, Pittsburg

Angela Laird Angela Laird, Miss Contra Costa County 2015, helped out at our "Parent Power!" workshop in Pittsburg on February 26, 2015. Read more, with 7 pictures (300 KB).


January 15, 2015: Power! Workshop, Brentwood

lady with bunny puppet We held a Parent Power! community event at the Brentwood Community Center on January 15, 2015. Read more, with 6 pictures (187 KB).


August 5, 2014: First 5 Center, Antioch

Happy child We gave demonstrations and distributed free books at the First 5 Contra Costa Center in Bay Point. Read more, with 10 pictures (321 KB).

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Changing a generation - one child, one book at a time.
1145 Second St., Suite A, #113
Brentwood, CA 94513
Phone: (925) 550-6021

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Site started: May 8, 2014.
This page updated: January 27, 2017