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 pages 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. 
  • Class and school prizes will be awarded by dollars raised and pages 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: Pre-register and be early birds! 

Let us know you will be joining us this year by simply emailing us at or call Andrea Angelo, (512) 472-1791, ext. 104. We’ll enter you in a drawing for a $50 Half Price Books gift certificate on October 31st. 

What is the Readathon Art Contest?

To launch the 2020 Readathon, student readers are encouraged to enter the Readathon Art Contest, September 10 – October 22, 2019. This is their chance to create their vision of Read a Book, Own the Galaxy. Art contest flyers and entry forms go live September 4th. 


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.