Readathon is open to schools and organizations where kids read for kids.
2020 Readathon

BookSpring Readathon


January 24, 2020 February 9, 2020

Read a book, own the galaxy

Kids Reading For Kids! 

The BookSpring Readathon celebrates its 15th year, spreading the love of reading to kids and families throughout Austin and Central Texas. 

What is the Readathon?

The BookSpring Readathon is an annual event open to Pre-kindergarten, elementary and middle school students. where kids read for kids. Students learn about community service and sharing the joy of book ownership with thousands of children in our community. The Readathon is critical in helping BookSpring reach its goal of giving more than 100,000 children in Austin and the Central Texas area the lifelong gift of literacy.

During the Readathon, students read as many minutes as they can and collect donations to buy books in support of BookSpring childhood literacy programs. It’s fun too, as students can earn “out of this world” prizes.

Here are the details: 

  • Individual prizes will be awarded by dollars raised and minutes read.  
  • Class and school prizes will be awarded by dollars raised and minutes read. 
  • Sponsorship will be readily available to readers not able to raise money. 
  • Schools who serve 50% or more Tile 1 students can use funds raised towards BookSpring program fees. 

Librarians and Coordinators: REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 15


The Readathon Art Contest for 2020 has a winner! 


Thanks to our 2019 Monster Readers Readathon Sponsors!


Over $140,000 raised to help kids own books while increasing other kids’ motivation to read! 

Sponsorship for the 2020 Readathon from individuals, community organizations, foundations and businesses are welcome and provide business exposure to up to 20,000 families a year. Please contact Andrea Angelo at (512) 472-1791 x 104 for more information.