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Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required



Reading Partners was founded in the Silicon Valley in 1999. Since Reading Partners has been successfully providing volunteer-led, one-on-one literacy tutoring to K-5 students in three counties across Silicon Valley. We currently operate reading centers in twenty schools in Sunnyvale, San Jose, Redwood City, Hayward, San Mateo, Mountain View, and Atherton. Help make bookmarks for other kids in your area who are learning how to read!

What's Needed To Complete

Cardstock Scissors Coloring supplies like markers or crayons Anything else you would like to decorate with such as ribbon, stickers, glitter pens, etc.

Special Requirements


How It Makes A Difference

Your hand-made bookmarks can help reminder younger readers that literacy is important and can also be fun! 

Where to Serve

From Home/Anywhere*


Collect and organize all your materials then follow the step-by-step instructions! Cut strips of cardstock to measure 6.5 x 1.5 inches. Decorate strips with inspiring messages and colorful decorations. Get creative with color, stickers, and other materials.  For an added flair, punch a hole on top and add yarn or ribbon. Repeat as many times as you want and mail or deliver completed bookmarks to our office. Reading Partners San Francisco Bay Area ATTN: Program Operations Manager 180 Grand Ave. St. #800 Oakland, CA 95610  Ideas for Bookmark Messages: - Time for reading! - I'm a bookworm.  - Sssh! I'm reading  - Dive into a book  - Enter a different world - read!  - Enjoy a book- get reading!  - I've got my head in a book  - Have you chosen a good book?  - Reading is fun!  - I love reading!  - Reading is cool!  - Reading forever!  - Make friends with a book!  - What's inside your book?  - Born to read  - I'm off to see the world - read!  - I'm ready for reading!  - On your mark, get set, READ! Be sure to let us know that you found this volunteer activity through Create the Change® ® ® ®! .

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