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Bringing Together Books, Children and Libraries…
The Booklegger Program is dedicated to promoting independent reading among school-age children, in K through 8th grades. We believe that introducing lively, interesting, and diverse books to children of all ages will contribute to the success and achievement of Pleasanton's youth.

What Does a Booklegger Do?
Volunteers visit classrooms in grades K through 8, giving 20 to 45 minute book presentations. These presentations may include short booktalks, reading aloud, and doing simple science or craft demonstrations.

Participants attend 18 hours of training beginning in September-Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:45 for nine weeks. After training, volunteers are asked to visit 6-12 classrooms per semester for at least one school year. At this point the program is very flexible: Bookleggers determine the dates and times of their school visits.

“Great books, great people, great program.”
As a Booklegger volunteer you make an important contribution to the educational enrichment of Pleasanton children. However, our volunteers say that the best reward is the joy and enthusiasm of the children and their teachers.

Booklegger Books by grade level and title


Booklegger Books by grade level and call number



The Booklegger Program is sponsored by the Pleasanton Public Library and the Pleasanton Unified School District.

For more information, contact:

 Chris Spitzel

Booklegger Coordinator

Pleasanton Public Library

(925) 931-3400 x 4426