Family Readathon February

It’s time to read so kids can have books!

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The Family Readathon is an annual event where kids read and fundraise to help other kids. Readers learn about community service and sharing the joy of book ownership with thousands of children in need of books.  It is open to all kids, families, schools, groups, and civic organizations. During the entire month of February, Readathoners are challenged to read as many minutes as they can and collect donations and compete for fun prizes. 

Sign up with any Team or your School to compete

Take the workshops and challenges to warm up

Read and fundraise as much as you can

“It really encourages my kids to read. One of my three kids naturally loves reading, but the Readathon has helped encourage more and more reading from my other two kids each time it happens.”

Readathon Parent

“My daughter loved the Readathon. She is learning to love reading and this helped motivate her.”

Readathon Parent

“Great!” “Very positive experience.



Frequently Asked Questions

Registration, tracking minutes, and more

Prizes and Awards

Learn about how you get a free t-shirt and more!

Who Can Participate

Students – Teams – Families – Schools – Anyone!

Share your Creativity

Take the Book Spine Poetry or Favorite Character Selfies Challenges and share to win






BookSpring builds early literacy in children and families through healthcare (Rx), education (Ed), and the community (Go). BookSpring is dedicated to making sure kids have books at home that will shape and change their lives.

The Library Foundation

The Library Foundation supports the Austin Public Library by increasing awareness about the library and its importance to the community, and by fundraising to enhance collections, programs, and facilities.


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