May 10, 2013
Saturday, May 11 at 9:45 a.m.
Screen Actors Guild Foundation to Celebrate 20 Years of BookPALS with Celebrity Storytime at West Hollywood City Council Chambers
Barbara Bain, Jack McBrayer, Karan Brar and Kaitlyn Dever to read to kids
BookPALS Founder Barbara Bain (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE) and actors Jack McBrayer (30 ROCK, WRECK IT RALPH, PHINEAS & FERB), Karan Brar (JESSIE) and Kaitlyn Dever (LAST MAN STANDING) and more than 150 kids and parents.
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its signature children’s literacy program BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools). Founded by actor Barbara Bain and the SAG Foundation, BookPALS is based on the premise that children would read more if only they saw the potential in books and who better to bring the magic of stories to life than performers. On May 11 at 9:45 a.m., the SAG Foundation will present a free family event to celebrate 20 Years of BookPALS with celebrity readers be followed with a kids party.
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
West Hollywood City Council Chambers
625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Ground level next to Jones Coffee.
Free validated parking available in garage off Robertson Blvd.
Today, BookPALS serves more than 60,000 children in public schools, hospitals and social service agencies every month. Over 2,200 SAG-AFTRA performers regularly volunteer their time and talent to read aloud to kids in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Florida and Arizona. Over the last 20 years, BookPALS have read to more than two and a half million children.