We're all excited and ready to go to the "Friendship" Reading Clubs this Saturday, and we hope you are too!
Remember to take a look at this month's books
online for discussion questions and craft ideas before Saturday
to get yourself in that friendly state of mind.
If you're still hoping to RSVP for the February 13th Reading Clubs, please continue to
check our website for openings due to cancellations. If you are signed up for the reading
clubs but won't be able to attend, please be sure to
cancel online before 3:00 p.m. tomorrow
to open up your spot for someone else.
SwoopOff, a local shopping service with unbeatable deals to the city’s coolest places
to eat, drink, and have fun, is partnering with local businesses to raise money for three non-profit organizations -
and Reading to Kids is one of them!
To celebrate its launch on February 22, 2010, SwoopOff will donate more than half its first two weeks’
revenue to local charities. Angelenos who sign up for SwoopOff’s Free Deal Alerts during the promotion, vote for one
of the three charities and SwoopOff will distribute proceeds with 30% of its revenue to the most popular, 15% to the
second and 10% to the third.
Please support Reading to Kids while getting great deals by signing up with SwoopOff and voting for
Reading to Kids. For more details, please visit the
RELEASE PARTY FOR THE LOST CHILDREN
Join Reading to Kids and author Carolyn Cohagan at a cocktail party to celebrate the release of
The Lost Children, a fantasy novel for children ages 8-12.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 16th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mi Alma Designs
4016 Santa Monica Blvd.
Silver Lake, CA 90029
For more information and to RSVP, please visit our event on
Facebook. To learn more about
The Lost Children, please visit
LEGENDARY BINGO AT HAMBURGER MARY'S
Join Reading to Kids volunteers at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood for Legendary Bingo!
Hamburger Mary's Legendary Bingo is Los Angeles' longest running and most successful weekly
celebrity/drag queen charity event. Reading to Kids will be the charity beneficiary for the festivities on Sunday,
February 21st. There is a $20 suggested donation at the door (cash only!) which includes 9 regular
bingo games and one grand prize bingo game with fantastic prizes! The evening is hosted by "Famous
Bingo Hostess Willam" & Bingo-boy!
All ages are welcome, but the show is R rated, so leave the kids at home!
WHEN: Sunday, February 21st from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hamburger Mary's Restaurant
8288 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
RSVP: Visit our event on
Facebook or check out our
There is limited seating and Legendary Bingo is very popular. Plan to arrive before 6:30 p.m.
to get a seat. We strongly suggest making a reservation (must be parties of 8 or more) at Hamburger Mary's to ensure your seat.
Call Hamburger Mary's at (323) 654-3800.
For more information, please visit
Full menu and bar are available. Visit Hamburger Mary's
READ ACROSS AMERICA
Read Across America is a celebration of reading that happens every year on March 2nd, the birthday
of children's author, Dr. Seuss. Many of our partner schools participate in this celebration with
different activities that require volunteer assistance, so save the date and we'll make sure to let you
know of any upcoming opportunities.
Charles White Elementary already has plans for Read Across America! For more information and to
volunteer, please click here.
BIG SUNDAY WEEKEND 2010
Big Sunday is a regional call to action for people to contribute to their communities through
volunteering. This year, Big Sunday Weekend will be on May 1st and 2nd 2010, so save the date!
Our partner schools often participate with projects to improve their campuses, so stay tuned for
more updates. For more information, please click