Latinx Read-In Week
October 4 – 8, 2021
Every year, we celebrate the Latine/x Read-In Week with books! This year is our 7th annual event! We have both in-person and virtual opportunities to volunteer and celebrate. Please join us below to read aloud your favorite children’s book by and about the Latine/x community. Once you register, we will send more detailed instructions and introductions to school staff.
Resources for Volunteers:
- 2021 Recommended Book List
- Tips for read-in volunteers
- See photo stories from past events
- Watch past read-aloud videos to plan out your own presentation
Get More Involved:
We are happy to be able to welcome back in-person volunteers for our annual read-in series! New this year – all in-person volunteers must submit proof of vaccination against COVID19 and sign a waiver ahead of visiting a school site. Click the button below to navigate to our one-time volunteer webpage. There, please complete the registration. Once you register, we will email you a password-protected webpage where you can select the shift that’s right for you! Thank you in advance for jumping through these hoops with us to keep everyone safe!
Have you already registered before? Check your email for a message from email@example.com. We will have sent you this webpage at least once if you’re already registered.
We will invite you to call into an in-person class over Zoom. The Zoom session will be facilitated by the Oakland Public Education Fund. Once you log in, we will add you to a breakout room to read-aloud to a class. You will be projected as a ready on the big screen while students are in the classroom. We recommend that you read aloud an eBook so that you can share your screen as you’re reading for students to follow along. You can rent an eBook from the Oakland Public Library Here. Below are the available shifts for virtual volunteers at this time.
We do not anticipate as many virtual requests for readers as in-person. If you’re comfortable volunteering in-person, please follow the instructions above and we will have more options for you.
Want to go above and beyond?
If you’d like to empower future, in-person read-ins, please consider:
- Selecting a book from our recommended reading list and mail it to the office:
- Oakland School Volunteers c/o The Oakland Public Education Fund
- P.O. Box 71005 | Oakland, CA 94612
- Donate to Oakland School Volunteers
Questions about the Read-In?
Please email Oakland School Volunteers Senior Program Manager Lilly Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org.