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May 17, 2018

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Despite a drizzly morning, this past Saturday we welcomed 615 kids, 355 volunteers, 81 parents, and 19 teachers & staff to our Fantasy, Folklore, & Fairytales reading clubs!

Reading to Kids also turned 19 years old on Saturday! Since we began in 1999 we have given away more than 242,000 books!

Phillips Academy Andover LA Alumni volunteering at Magnolia
Phillips Academy Andover LA Alumni volunteering at Magnolia

Please join us for our June 9th "People & Places Around the World" reading clubs!

Our summer reading clubs are smaller, so be sure to sign up early. Please also join our June 9th Facebook event so your friends will see that you're attending and you can invite them to join you!



Magnolia Elementary is holding their Parent Conference this Saturday morning and they can use our help!

While their parents are participating in seminars and classes, you would help by interacting with the kids through outdoor activities, arts and crafts, reading to the kids, etc. - basically, all the fun stuff!

Prime time for helping this Saturday will be 8:30am - 11:30am, though they can use help from 8am - Noon. Breakfast and lunch are provided, too!

Click this link for directions to Magnolia Elementary, and email us at if you can help this Saturday!



Reading to Kids is hiring a Literacy Coordinator through AmeriCorps for a 12 month position starting in August! The position is posted on our website, where you can read it by clicking on the Literacy Coordinator button below Latest News.

Reading to Kids is Hiring

Please also share the above link to the position with anyone you think would be a good fit, especially if they have volunteered with us as readers or other roles!



Veteran volunteers help out with logistics

We need experienced volunteers to help train volunteers, be a GLC, or be a second or third Site Coordinator at any of our schools.

Please e-mail us at to help create wonderful reading clubs!


Reading to Kids volunteers hiking in Hollywood

Join us for an urban exploration of the painted stairways of Silver Lake, a route that was highlighted recently in Los Angeles Magazine -

We will gather at 8:30 am on Sunday, June 3 at Sunset Triangle Plaza on Sunset between Edgecliff and Maltman. The hike will be led by Mark May.

The full route is 6.7 miles but there are several places en route where hikers can easily return to the starting place. We will allow plenty of time for photos on the way. We should be done by 12 noon. Parking is on Sunset (free on Sundays) and adjoining streets. You can RSVP on our Facebook event or simply show up that Sunday morning!


Thank you!


Charlie Orchard, Jessica Brown-Clark, & Jake Bakke
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)

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June 2018
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 18 32
Esperanza 16 57
Gratts 5 41
Los Angeles 21 35
MacArthur Park 9 51
Magnolia 16 44
Politi 0 40
White 12 32
TOTAL 97 332
JUNE Books. . .
Kindergarten book
First Grade book
First Grade
Second Grade book
Second Grade
Third Grade book
Third Grade
Fourth Grade book
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade book
Fifth Grade

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