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Read-A-Thon Wrap Ups

Read-A-Thon Wrap Ups

Thanks to all who participated in the 2016 Read-A-Thon! Batty about Books was another successful year for our annual event that motivates young readers to challenge themselves and give back to our community! 35 schools participated with over 2,129 registrants. They raised over $150,000 and logged in thousands of minutes ...
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2020 Readathon

Readathon Art Contest 2020

READ A BOOK, OWN THE GALAXY  Congratulations to our winner Megan O. from The Girls' School of Austin, Middle School! Congratulations also to finalists Amelie S. from Gullett Elementary, Allison D. from The Girls’ School of Austin Elementary, Vasundhara V. from Cedar Creek Elementary, Anna C. from Hill Elementary, and ...
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Lynda Johnson Robb to speak at 2015 Storybook Heroes Luncheon

Lynda Johnson Robb to speak at 2015 Storybook Heroes Luncheon

We are excited to announce that our 2015 Storybook Heroes Luncheon...in the Hundred Acre Wood will feature guest speaker Lynda Johnson Robb. Join us for this special event Wednesday, May 6, at the Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown, 111 E. Cesar Chavez. We are celebrating 40 years of reading ...
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Art Contest Winner 2015

The winner of the 2015 Read-A-Thon Logo Art Contest is... Hanna R. from The Girls' School of Austin! Calling all young artists for the 2015 Reading All-Stars Read-A-Thon Logo! Each year we hold a city-wide art contest to select a theme-inspired logo. Stay tuned for details about the 2016 contest! The winning artwork ...
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Read-A-Thon brings joy of reading

Read-A-Thon brings joy of reading

Submitted by Shelley Renee, Read-A-Thon Program Manager As I drive around the Austin area visiting schools to promote the 2014 Read-A-Thon I hear so many stories from librarians about the joy that reading brings their students. I recently visited an elementary school that participates in BookSpring’s Read-A-Thon and Reading is ...
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BookSpring program celebrates 40 years in Austin

BookSpring program celebrates 40 years in Austin

Austin, Texas, September 11 – Lynda Johnson Robb and Catherine Robb joined local librarians to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program in Austin. BookSpring held its annual RIF librarian training at the Windsor Park Library and closed with a cake cutting ceremony marking 40 years in ...
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2012 Read-A-Thon Results Are In!

2012 Read-A-Thon Results Are In!

The results are in for the 2012 “Book A Trip” Read-A-Thon sponsored by Howdy Honda! The competition was fierce, and the results from the top three schools were close, but the final tabulations are as follows: • $138,995 raised by 2,100 readers • 1,500,000 pages logged • Gullett Elementary Earns ...
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BookSpring Announces Top School for 2011 Read-A-Thon

BookSpring Announces Top School for 2011 Read-A-Thon

Bridge Point Elementary awarded Reading Trophy recognizing students who raised over $24,000 and read 381,000 pages during 2011 BookSpring Read-A-Thon On Tuesday March 22, BookSpring Executive Director, Mary Gatlin Hearon presented the traveling trophy to Bridge Point principal Brad Wirht with the help of Eanes Superintendent Dr. Nola Wellman and ...
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Wonderful "Read-A-Thon" stories

Wonderful “Read-A-Thon” stories

Every year I am touched by the wonderful stories I hear about the Read-A-Thon and the amazing activities taking place in our schools to encourage reading! Austin Girl's School held "Drop Everything and Read" time and the entire school stopped to read for BookSpring- even the head of school for ...
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