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 helping those struggling second graders raise their reading scores has been so effective that the students’ reading scores 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 with this prestigeous awarwd on May 13, 2016. 

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