Friday, December 18, 2009

Read Tree Event Was Fabulous

Here are 5 photos I nabbed at the festive Reading Tree event at the Laurel Village Books Inc. Enjoy.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Reading Tree Event on Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gentle Reader,
Please click on the image above to see a large (and printable) JPG image of the poster for the super delicious event in support of The Reading Tree at the Laurel Village Books Inc. on Wednesday, December 2 from 6-8pm. Click here to go to The Reading Tree website.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Children's Book Project Party Tonight June 4, 2009

(Click image above for more information)

Hey Folks,
It is Children's Book Project Party Season. There is a great event tonight in collaboration with Mission Street Food, Broken Record, and St. Mary's Center. Follow this link for all the details
Have a great time. Brian

Children's Book Project Party June 6, 2009

Dear Friend,

I am throwing a party for all my friends and my favorite San Francisco non-profit, the Children's Book Project.

Our big celebration of the Children's Book Project (CBP) will be on Saturday, June 6th, 7:30pm to 1:00am, at a large soundstage at 3075 17th Street, between Folsom and Harrison. Please have a look at the attached flyer.

This is a party you won't soon forget, with lots of music, dancing, and entertainment.

The Children's Book Project was founded to meet the enormous need for children's books. Since its beginning in 1992, the project has given well over 1,000,000 free books to hundreds of Bay Area facilities serving many thousands of children. The CBP goal for 2009 is to distribute well over 150,000 carefully selected children's books. Please visit

Andy Pollack

PS If you are unable to attend the benefit, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Checks can be mailed to Children's Book Project, 45 Holly Park Circle, San Francisco, CA, 94110. You can also give online by going to the CBP website and pressing the donate button. At a time when schools have even less funding for classroom libraries and parents have even less money to pay for books, your contribution is particularly needed.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wine Mondays (The Reading Tree)

Everybody needs a good whine on Monday and so The Reading Tree invited our friends to join with us at Books, Inc. on Monday, December 8th to celebrate the publication of our Board Member Christie Matheson's Wine Mondays.

We had a very successful event, sold over $300 worth of raffle tickets and $7,000 worth of books! Christie sold out of her book. Lots of friends did all their holiday shopping and requested that we make it an annual event so stay tuned for details.
keep reading,
Jude Deckenbach

Board Members as of February 24, 2008

Active Board Members as of February 24, 2009
(11 members, alphabetical by first name)

Alayne Stieglitz
- Site Supervisor, Holy Family Day Home

Andrea "Ande" Elzie
- Retired Child Development Instructor, City College of San Francisco
- Volunteer, Child Development Center and Family Studies Department
City College of San Francisco

Brian Castagne
- Families for Literacy Coordinator/Computer Lab Coordinator
Project Read of the San Francisco Public Library

Carla Hatley
- Program Coordinator, Screen Actors Guild Foundation BookPals

Christina Burgess
- San Francisco Early Literacy Manager Jumpstart

Elmer Owens
- Retired Speech Pathologist, University of California, San Francisco
- Volunteer, Up on Top After School Tutoring Program

Irene Blum
- Retired Reading Teacher and Elementary Education Specialist
- Volunteer, Children’s Book Project

Jude Deckenbach
- National Liaison, First Book San Francisco
- Executive Director, The Reading Tree

Luanne Schulte
- Speech Pathologist
- Volunteer, Up on Top After School Tutoring Program

Lynne Maes
- Pr
ogram Coordinator, San Francisco Raising a Reader

Kathy Katz
- Programs Manager, The Children's Book Project