Children's Literacy

Since 1993, the SAG Foundation has championed children’s literacy through its signature children's literacy programs, BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) and Storyline Online, and with the support and volunteer efforts of thousands of SAG-AFTRA performers nationwide.

BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) 

BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) is founded on the idea that children must be exposed to the magic of books in order to develop a love of reading. Who better to instill that love than professional performers gifted in the art of storytelling?

Today, BookPALS serves more than 60,000 children in public schools, hospitals and social service agencies every month. Over 2,200 SAG-AFTRA performers read aloud to children in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Florida and Arizona. 

"If you're a member of SAG-AFTRA, you should doing this. It's the best thing you can do with a couple of hours each week."-Bill Schroffel, BookPAL and SAG-AFTRA actor

"You make a difference immediately."-Angel Oquendo, BookPAL and SAG-AFTRA actor 

Be a BookPAL!

Contact the local BookPALS coordinator in:

Los Angeles

New York



San Francisco

For more information about BookPALS or to sign up, visit