Due to COVID-19, Books and Beyond Program was unable to engage with students in-person.  We will reactive this program when schools are able to allow in-person student reading to return.

In partnership with seven local elementary schools in 3 districts, Assistance League volunteers are helping students to strengthen their reading comprehension skills. Developed relationships begin with the volunteers and students when they meet on a weekly basis and continue throughout the year. Students select books at their reading level and to gauge their comprehension will take computerized test following the completion of the book. Teachers report that students are progressing and our volunteers are enjoying the opportunity to make a difference with individual children.

In 2019-20, 29 trained member volunteers worked weekly with 144 students over 1,500 hours

Reading, Encouragement and Connection


Our volunteers are able to make a positive, often life-long impact on a child’s learning abilities.


Children gaining confidence in their reading and comprehension abilities.

2019 Books and Beyond Volunteer Team

Dedicated volunteers spend an hour each week reading with students and engaging in conversation

We are proud to serve the El Dorado County community in partnership with the following schools

And know that we are making a difference!

Linda Tyler, Books and Beyond Chairman