The Book Truck Blog

Upcoming teen literacy events & more.

WANT TO READ FOR A GREAT CAUSE? JOIN THE BOOK TRUCK 2020 READ-A-THON!

Save the date! 4TH ANNUAL READ-A-THON! On Dec. 6th, participants will spend the day reading to fight the literacy crisis for foster care, homeless, and low-income teens. This is a virtual fundraiser, so you can read from anywhere!! Email us at info@thebooktruck.org...

BOOK TRUCK READ-A-THON!!

3RD ANNUAL READ-A-THON December 8th, 2019 10:00 am – 3:00 pm It's time to start getting ready for The Book Truck's 3RD ANNUAL Read-a-thon!! This year we have some really exciting news!! An anonymous donor has offered to match ALL donations dollar for dollar up to...

Safe Place for Youth Literacy Event

Safe Place for Youth Literacy Event December 10th, 2019 1:00 – 4:00 pm at S.P.Y.'s Access Center   We are joining in a holiday celebration for members of Safe Place for Youth. This organization seeks to inspire, nurture and empower the resilient human spirit...

Wilmington Book Festival Literacy Event

Wilmington Book Festival Literacy Event September 28th, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at The Banning Residence Museum Middle and high school students are invited to select free books with the help of trained peer volunteers during this community celebration of literacy....

YALLWEST Literacy Event

YALLWEST Literacy Event May 4th, 2019 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Santa Monica High School   1,000 students from Title 1 schools across Los Angeles are being brought in by YALLWEST to meet their favorite authors at this awesome young adult and middle grade book...

UFC’s College Within Reach Resource Fair Literacy Event

Literacy Event at United Friends of the Children's College Within Reach Resource Fair  February 9th, 12:00 – 2:30 pm at Mount Saint Mary's University    Foster youth attending this college resource fair are invited to select 2 free books assisted by trained...

Peace4Kids Holiday Extravaganza Literacy Event

Literacy Event at Peace4Kids Holiday Extravaganza December 8th, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Watts/Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club   Peace4kids youth are invited to select 2 free books with the help of trained peer volunteers during this festive holiday celebration....

Wilmington Book Festival Literacy Event

Wilmington Book Festival Literacy Event October 13th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at The Banning Residence Museum Middle and high school students are invited to select 2 free books with the help of trained peer volunteers during this community celebration of literacy....

YALLWEST Literacy Event

YALLWEST Literacy Event May 5th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Santa Monica High School   2,000 students from Title 1 schools across Los Angeles are being brought in by YALLWEST to meet their favorite authors at this awesome young adult and middle grade...

Teen Volunteer Training with YALLWEST Teen Board

Teen Volunteer Training with YALLWEST Teen Board April 15th, 2:00 – 3:00 pm   Email elizabeth@thebooktruck.org for details.   Get involved with The Book Truck! Explore our teen volunteer opportunities or get information about holding a book...

Are you a teen who loves reading and talking about books?

Become a volunteer at our teen literacy events! We'll train you to become an official book expert to help other teens find and take home the perfect books. Once you're trained, you'll be able to volunteer at any of our teen literacy events across LA County.