Book Buddies is a dedicated group of member volunteers who work exclusively with Stockton Unified’s Lottie Grunsky Elementary School. Members arrive sharply at 8:00 AM to greet their assigned students in the library.  The children are eager to work on improving their basic reading skills.  The work our member-volunteers have done with these struggling second graders has so effectively improved their reading skills that their end-of-year reading tests improved proportionately more than their fellow classmates!BBs Bertha Cooley 2014

The Marc Janzten Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education


The University of Pacific Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa honored our Book Buddies Program with this prestigious award on May 13, 2016. 

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Shown L to R: Vice President Camilla Wolak, Book Buddies Chairman Pat Espalin, Book Buddies: Doris Sakamoto, Bertha Cooley, Dory Nichols, Pat Powell, Jermaine Case (Assistance League member since 1982), and Sally Cain