Construction has begun at our new, second location at 336 Malcom X Blvd in Bed-Stuy! We are super excited to serve more children and families in another Brooklyn neighborhood. We will open on September 24 for our first fall cycle! If you are interested in registering a child or want to be a volunteer tutor, please call us at 718-576-3228!
Keep your child reading this summer in our Summer Reading Room! Sign up for 1, 2, or 3 days per week for one hour at a time. Your child will be paired with a volunteer and will work on building and maintaining reading skills, as well as finding books and stories they love for the month of July. Click on "Register A Child" or "Volunteer."
Buy tickets today and support READ 718 at our annual spring benefit on May 16, 2019! Come for food from Brooklyn's Pies 'N' Thighs, cocktails, dancing, and our honoree, the great Andrea Davis Pinkney, and our featured special guests Sharon Van Etten, Dean Edwards, and Bill Posley. All are welcome! Click on "Read More" for a link to purchase tickets. https://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?etid=11145
Join us for a special evening David Grann, #1 NYTimes bestselling author and award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker to discuss Grann's most recent book, The White Darkness, a powerful true story about adventure and obsession in the Antarctic. The event will be hosted in a private home on March 5 from 6:30-8:30. Address will be shared upon registration. All proceeds support programming at READ 718. Click here to buy tickets.
In partnership with Books Are Magic and Brooklyn Independent Middle School, READ 718 is hosting a monthly book club for kids! Our first one will be Friday, November 16 from 4:00-5:00. (more…)
A workshop for parents, educators, and friends on October 11 at 6:30-7:30 PM. Multisensory -- it's a buzzword that you may have heard in and around schools. Educators and specialists say they are doing multisensory reading instruction and that schools should be doing it, but what is it? Why do it? How do you do it with students or your own child? Come get an introduction to multisensory reading instruction and be ready to involve all of your senses! Tickets are free, but please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Us on July 11: Calming Anxiety and Building Self-Esteem in Kids: a FREE workshop with Understood.org.
Join READ 718 and Understood.org for a free workshop on July 11 at 6:30 PM. We'll be talking about strategies to calm anxiety and build self-esteem in children with learning and attention issues -- and in parents, too. Please rsvp to email@example.com.
A WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS, FREE! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Learning to read can be hard, so why not make it fun? Playing games is an engaging and motivating way to reinforce or review reading skills. At this workshop, participants will learn about the best games: those that don't require a lot of set-up and can easily adapt to meet the needs of various readers. Natalie Huerta, Lucy Bayer, and Heron Haas are current and former reading teachers at Mary McDowell Friends School who regularly incorporate games into their work with elementary students with ...