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Weekly News Update
July 9, 2007

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Welcome back from the holiday week!

The July 14th reading clubs are fast approaching, and we still need 94 volunteers!  

July marks the start of a new school year, and we will be giving out school supplies and raffling off backpacks to participating children.  Click here to sign up and help us start the new school year with a smile :)

The July theme is "Independence and Growing Up" and our books include:

**Beegu by Alexis Deacon (Kindergarten). As Beegu, a cuddly, yellow, extraterrestrial, tries to find her way home, she discovers kindness in an unfamiliar place and shows us our world through the eyes of an innocent outsider.

**Guji Guji by Chih-Yuan Chen (2nd grade). 
Readers and listeners will be cheering for Guji Guji, a crocodile raised in a family of ducks, as he figures out a way to save both the day and his family.

**Shredderman: Secret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen (5th grade). Readers will follow Nolan "Shredderman" Byrd as he creatively schemes to expose the school bully. 

For a complete list of July books along with discussion topics and arts and craft ideas, click here

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BIKE RIDE AT THE BEACH!

Come down to the world famous Venice Beach and join fellow Reading to Kids volunteers for a refreshing bike ride!

WHEN:      Sunday, July 15th
                 10am (2 hour bike ride + lunch after)

WHERE:    Meet at Pay Public Parking Lot at 
                 3100 S. Ocean Front Walk
                 (located at the end of Washington Blvd)

HOW MUCH: 
               -$7-$12 for parking, $11 for Bike Rental
               -Venice One Stop Beach Rentals, 
                (310) 864-3736
               -ATM and Storage Lockers available
               -Bikes and Rollerblades: 1 Hour - $6,   
                2 Hours - $11, All Day - $19

WHAT TO BRING: 
               -To rent a bike or rollerblades, you will 
                need a valid I.D./ Passport AND a 
                credit/ATM card. 
               -Bring a lunch or ride to Perry's beach   
                front cafe.
               -Other good things to bring: cash, 
                sneakers, water, sunscreen, camera.
               -Friends and family are welcome!

RSVP:    
Click Here to RSVP

If you have any questions please contact Jeff Carter at Jeff.Carterreadingtokids.org.

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THREE DONATED BOOKS = ONE FREE HAIRCUT!

Support Reading to Kids by getting a haircut at Vaksberg Salon!

Salon owner Irene Vaksberg is teaming up with Reading to Kids for a book drive at her salon.  From now until July 27th, she will offer a complimentary haircut ($75 value) OR conditioning treatment to anyone who brings in 3 or more new children's books into her salon for Reading to Kids!

The Vaksberg Salon is located within LaPeer Beauty at 8950 West Olympic Blvd.  For an appointment, call (310) 993-8600.  Her schedule is filling up fast, so call today!   

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Have a great week!

  Jessica Tritsch
  Program Director 
  Reading to Kids
  1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
  Los Angeles, CA 90025
  (310) 479-7455
  (310) 479-7435 (FAX) 
  info@readingtokids.org
 
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- Bike Ride to the Beach
- Vaksberg Salon Book Drive
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July 2007
Reading Club Status
School RSVPs Capacity

Esperanza 

72

75

Gratts

35 57
Hoover 

41

71

Magnolia 

49

49

Politi 48 63
White 41 65

More ways to help . . .
Get more involved!
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Taskforce information!

July Books. . .

View this month's book list!

Kindergarten

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First Grade

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Second Grade


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Third Grade

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Fourth Grade

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Fifth Grade

Participate in the 2006 Annual Fund Drive!






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