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February 4, 2010

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

Whether it's a fun social event or an opportunity to volunteer in the community, the Reading to Kids calendar is filling up fast! Pull out your datebook and read on to make sure you don't miss out on any of the fun.

If you're still hoping to RSVP for the February 13th Reading Clubs, please continue to check our website for openings due to cancellations. Have you signed up for the reading clubs and recently found out you won't be able to attend? Please be sure to cancel online to open up your spot for someone else.




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 www.thelostchildrenbook.com.


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 Evite.

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 Legendary Bingo.

Full menu and bar are available. Visit Hamburger Mary's website.


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 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 here.


Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you soon!


Lisa Flores, Joby Mahto, and Rachel Zwass
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)

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