Get Involved

Become a Literacy Buddy

Anyone, any age, anywhere can become a Literacy Buddy! It doesn’t take much time and all exchanges are done by mail. Many Literacy Buddies are winter residents of Sarasota.

Download an application now or call (941) 954-4830 ext. 225 for more information.

Roving Readers

This program is for those volunteers who would like to regularly commit to reading to young children and be assigned to a particular site or classroom where they come on a regular basis to read to groups of children, and/or assist the teacher in other projects that support reading skills. If you would like more information about this program email or call Ana McClendon at (941) 954-4830, ext. 225.


We’re lucky to have the support of many volunteers from throughout the community. If you’re passionate about literacy and you’d like to get involved, please fill out our volunteer interest form.

For Businesses: Host a Bucket of Books

Would your business like to host a bucket of books? Send us an email or call 941-954-4830  x 215 for more information on how your company can promote early literacy in the Sarasota area.

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