Empowering children to succeed

Operation School Bell® is Assistance League’s signature program. The goal is to help children succeed in school by providing new school clothing; tutoring assistance and books to advance their reading skills.

One of our Operation School Bell programs is Books of My Own.

Books of My Own

Take-home reading books are purchased for children at various schools in the Tri-Valley area. We partner with the classroom teacher to choose a book title to be studied in class. Then our members purchase a copy of the book for each student in the class. The book is given to each child to keep, becoming a “book of my own.”


Thank you for giving us the books, Sideways Stories. I am enjoying it because it is very funny and silly. I love when one kid made a teacher turn into an apple and an adult ate the apple, but she didn’t know the evil teacher was the apple. Thank you so much for the books!


Thank you for giving us the book, Sideways Stories. The book is very silly. It is one of my favorite books. The whole entire class likes the book. It is even funnier than Diary of a Wimpy Kid.


Thank you for donating the books to Mrs. Martin’s classroom. The books are very funny and all the students love them very much. They just want to keep reading more and more. That was very nice of you and we appreciate it very much. Have a great week!


Thank you for the free books. You are very kind to give us Sideways Stories from Wayside School and Wayside School is Falling Down. I’ll injoy the books. I do hope you have a nice day. You are very kind and nice hearted. The books look nice and funny. I will read them and I hope I like them. Again, thank you the books!

Contact Us

Books of My Own Team
(925) 461-6401