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Kids Reading for Kids!
Join Megan, our Readathon Astronaut, as we reach for the stars!
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 are awarded by dollars raised and minutes read.
- Class and school prizes are awarded by dollars raised and minutes read.
- Sponsorship are readily available to readers not able to raise money.
- Schools who serve 50% or more Title 1 students can use funds raised towards BookSpring program fees.
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.