Librarians & Teachers

Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here. Please watch this video for how easy it is to get your students involved in the Readathon this year. Then share the Schools page with your students and families!

Librarian & Teacher Game Plan for the Family Readathon

  • Review the Schools Page on the website for complete details at https://familyreadathon.bookspring.org/schools/
  • Check out the Student video and Librarian & Teacher video
  • Spread the word about the Readathon to students and families.
  • Encourage students to click on their school link and start logging minutes read online on January 22 and as many times as they wish during the 20-day reading period.
  • All readers who log their minutes are eligible for prizes – parents, librarians and teachers can help.
  • Download the 2-sided reading diary (en español) and encourage students to set reading goals.
  • Messages of support from BookSpring will be sent to students throughout the Readathon. Make sure students do not use their school emails.
  • All participating librarians, teachers and registered kids get a free t-shirt. Curbside pickup at BookSpring is available to schools and families through February.  
  • During or at the end of the Readathon reading period, students record minutes read in their online reading report– parents, librarians and teachers can help.
  • For offline donations, Click here for pdf form to mail in check or credit card donation.
  • Prizes & awards include gift cards, digital books, and certificates of achievement and will be annouced in March.
  • Mark your calendars for the Family Readathon Drive -Through Celebration, Carver Public Library, March 27, 10a.m.-Noon. Stay tuned for more details.   
  • Contact Andrea Angelo at andrea.angelo@bookspring.org, c 512 413-6924, or BookSpring at familyreadathon@bookspring.org for more information.

Here are some useful materials that you can share with students and parents:

The Family Reading Readathon Workshops hosted by the Library Foundation earlier in January were terrific. Here are lesson outlines that Librarians and Teachers may want to use for their students and reading programs: