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Reading Clubs


Reading Club

The reading clubs meet the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at seven elementary schools near downtown Los Angeles.

First-time volunteers participate in a training session about reading aloud to children. Returning volunteers review the books and develop topics of discussion and craft ideas. Children are signed in by teachers and administrators, and the fun begins at 10:00 a.m.

The children are divided into several small groups by grade level. First-time volunteers are paired with returning volunteers and assigned to each of these "reading club" groups. The volunteers read a pre-assigned book during a ninety-minute session, which also includes an arts and crafts project related to the book being read. At the end of the session, volunteers provide each child with a book of their own as a reward for attending.

Arts & Crafts

While the reading clubs are taking place, teachers, administrative staff, or community groups provide training to the parents of the attending children on how to continue the benefits of the reading club by reading to their children at home.

Please click the play button below for a video that explains what to expect at your first reading club.