Inspiring Confident Readers
Creating Published Authors
Giving Away Books
Supporting Our Stores
We Couldn't Do It Without Volunteers
To get started as a volunteer, please join us for a new volunteer information session! We will be hosting them around Chicago in all of our neighborhood partners.
- For September 28th at 2pm at Open Books West Loop, click here to sign up
- For September 29th at 11am at Open Books Pilsen, click here to sign up
- Coach 1-2 elementary school students in our Reading Buddies program for an entire semester!
- Volunteer reading coaches venture out into the city to a school site twice each week, for an hour each day.
- Coach students of all ages as they develop and build confidence around the skill of writing!
- Join our school-based ReadThenWrite program and commit to an 8 week session with the same students, or coach in our Creative Writing Workshops 2-3 times per month with different students each time.
- Join one of our in-school volunteer corps, or coach at our West Loop location!