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Reading to Kids News
April 19, 2018
 

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

This past Saturday we had 811 kids, 391 volunteers, 91 parents, and 25 teachers & staff join us for our April reading clubs!

Volunteers with 30,0000th donated library book

We also gave away our 30,000th hardcover, read-aloud book to our schools' libraries! Keep checking our Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram for more photos of our volunteers celebrating this milestone!

Because we never read aloud the same book twice, since we began in May 1999 we have read aloud and then donated 1,362 different titles that continue to have an impact at each of our partner schools!

Our next reading clubs are Fantasy, Folklore, & Fairytales on May 12th! Sign up today to join us for a morning of adventure and reading.

Then help spread the word amongst your family, friends, and co-workers by joining our May 12th Facebook event!

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LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS THIS WEEKEND:
VISIT OR VOLUNTEER IN OUR BOOTH

Volunteers at the Reading to Kids Festival of Books booth

The L.A. Times Festival of Books is this weekend on the University of Southern California campus. Celebrate the year's largest literary event with Reading to Kids!

Please join us in our booth to share your enthusiasm and Reading to Kids knowledge with other book lovers!

Click here to see all available shifts. If you can volunteer, reply or e-mail info@readingtokids.org.

Our booth (#133) will be located on Trousdale, just north of Tommy Trojan. Come visit us!

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DRAG QUEEN BINGO
13 DAYS AWAY ON WED. MAY 2ND -
JOIN US & SHARE OUR FLYER!

On Wednesday, May 2nd, join Reading to Kids for Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood!

The drinks are strong, the drag queen bingo is "R" rated, and seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat in advance!

Reading to Kids Bingo Night flyer

If you've been before you know it's a blast. If you haven't, click here for a video of one of our previous winners to see what you've been missing!

Please click the image above for a flyer in .PDF format, and forward it to anyone you know who may be interested in going to our Legendary Bingo Night. You can also print out the flyer and post it wherever many people are likely to see it, perhaps with a note that you are going and inviting others to join you.

WHEN:   Wednesday, May 2, 7pm - 9pm
WHERE: Hamburger Mary's Restaurant
              8288 Santa Monica Blvd.
              West Hollywood, CA 90046
              (323) 654-3800
Cost:  $20 suggested donation (cash only, please!), which includes 9 regular bingo games and one grand prize bingo game with fantastic prizes!

All proceeds go to Reading to Kids. For more details, visit our May 2nd Bingo event on Facebook and invite your friends!

HELP FIND MORE BINGO PRIZES & A CELEBRITY!

Reading to Kids' Legendary Bingo fundraiser at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood

You can also help us gather more prizes for the bingo winners! To help you get started, here is information about Reading to Kids you can share with potential donors (such as where you work or shop), as well as a donation form for them to complete.

We'd also like to have a celebrity host as a bingo caller. Please e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org if you can personally reach out to any celebrities who would like to help your favorite good cause!
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READING TO KIDS IS HIRING!

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!

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MAY CRAFTS & CURRICULUM MEETING
SUNDAY, APRIL 29TH

Reading clubs crafts

Help us create the activity and craft guides for the May books - join us on Sunday, April 29 for our next Curriculum Committee Meeting at 12:30pm at the Reading to Kids office. Our address is in our signature below.

Click here for our Facebook event or click here for the Evite!

For details on any of our events, check out our handy calendar on our website.

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Thanks, and we hope you will drop by our Festival of Books booth this weekend and play Bingo with us on May 2nd!

Sincerely,

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)
info@readingtokids.org
www.readingtokids.org
www.facebook.com/readingtokids
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Make a donation:
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MAY 2018
Reading Club RSVPs
School RSVPs Capacity
Alta Loma 14 43
Esperanza 17 57
Gratts 13 60
Los Angeles 34 60
MacArthur Park 9 53
Magnolia 13 52
Politi 8 48
White 14 38
TOTAL 122 411
MAY Books. . .
Kindergarten book
Kindergarten
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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