Read Berkeley

Read Berkeley Wrap Party

Wednesday, May 29th
5-6:30pm @ Martinsburg/Berkeley County Library
All Sunrise Rotary Members, Read Berkeley Sponsors, and Volunteers are invited to attend!

Light Refreshments will be served

Note!  Please enter off the N. Queen Street Entrance into the Children's Library

Please RSVP

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To encourage life-long literacy and increase reading proficiency by providing free books and supplies to children in Berkeley County, West Virginia.


To gift every 2nd-grade child in Berkeley County a set of books that belongs to them.


  • There are 1,400 Second Grade students in Berkeley County Homes
  • With no books, children lose three months of reading comprehension over the summer. This accumulates from pre-k to third grade.
  • As of 2017, only 32% of 4th graders in WV read on grade-level.

*Data from the WV Dept of Ed Website report

  • Winchester Avenue = 24% reading proficiency
  • Burke Street = 53% reading proficiency
  • Rosement = 47% reading proficiency
  • Inwood Primary = 49% reading proficiency
  • Bunker Hill = 43% reading proficiency
  • Berkeley Heights = 41% reading proficiency

2019 Success

  • Read Berkeley expanded its reach to 640 students, a 344% increase from 2018
  • 9 schools were served - Bunker Hill Elementary, Winchester Avenue, Back Creek Valley, Berkeley Heights, Bedington Elementary, Rosemont Elementary, Tuscarora Elementary, Burke Street
  • Students received 8 books and a backpack that they picked out

2018 Success

  • Read Berkeley expanded its reach to 186 students, a 50% increase from 2017
  • 4 schools were served - Burke St. Elementary, Bedington Elementary, Back Creek Elementary, and Marlowe Elementary
  • Students received 8 books and a backpack

Thank you to our Major Read Berkeley Donors!