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Our Summer Reading Program for Children- Year Two!!

imageWe are ecstatic to be returning to the Hollywood Goldwyn Library again this summer to discuss books with local elementary school kids. Literacy is a huge deal! It is key to academic success in every subject and a strong determinate as to whether a child will graduate from high school. Yet by fourth grade, children of low socioeconomic status are a full year behind in their reading abilities, which worsens every summer when they’re out of school.

This year we purchased over 450 brand new chapter books that were donated to students in Hollywood. We partnered with Cheremoya Foundation and Hollywood Arts Council who also purchased and donated books, bringing the total of books delivered to kids in Hollywood to 800!!
All books were of one of three titles from award-winning authors. We will be leading discussions (with snacks!!) with students who have read the books and also with children who want to. Please join us at the Goldwyn Library on the following Tuesdays:

Tuesday June 23rd at 4:00 The BFG by Roald Dahl
Tuesday July 14th at 4:00 Frindle by Andrew Clements
Tuesday August 4th at 4:00 Lawnboy by Gary Paulson

We are also doing one teen book, Beige by Cecil Castellucci, on Tuesday July 14th at 3:00 (so you can come and stick around for both!)

We look forward to seeing you!

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Hollywood Children’s Book Fair

book fair - postcardWe are sooooo excited to help put on the first annual Hollywood Children’s Book Fair. NINE awesome authors will be there reading and signing books– and there will be four gourmet food trucks, a photo booth, face painting, and Hollywood Arts Council is sponsoring an art table. Admission is free! Come by! This event is open to the public and represents a team effort among its sponsors Hollywood United Neighborhood Council, Cheremoya Foundation, Counterpoint Records and Books, the Hollywood Arts Council, and US!!!
Authors will be in attendance the entire event, but will be speaking in the auditorium at the following times:

 

 

 

 

Cecil Castellucci   12:00

Elise Allen            12:30

Leslie Margolis       1:00

Ben Zelcowicz &

Cam Baity              1:30

Julia Gibson           2:00

Lisa Yee                 2:30

Scott Bly                3:00

Kristen Kittscher   3:30

Skylight Books will be on hand if you wish to purchase copies of books, Los Angeles Public Library will be on hand, as well. Parking available on site via the entrance on Cheremoya. Can’t wait to see you there!