Registration is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Family Readathon.
Please join us for the Family Readathon Drive-Thru Celebration at Bartholomew Park on March 12th from 10am – 12pm.
We’ll be distributing prizes & celebrating our wonderful participants, supporters, and sponsors.
Anyone can participate in Family Readathon February! Kids, adults, families, students, schools…anyone who loves to read and wants to help improve children’s literacy is welcome to join in the fun! Register by Creating Your Own Fundraising Page with your School or joining an Open Team of your choice for a chance to win prizes. Follow all 4 steps for an easy registration! Readers 13 and above can sign up, or readers 12 and under can get your parent or teacher to sign up for you and read together!
Step 1: Join a Team by Creating Your Own Fundraising Page
All participants must join a school or open team to participate in the Readathon by clicking the “Create your own fundraising page!” button on the team’s website.
Please note: the username of your personal fundraising page will the public!
If you’re with a “reading only” school, please jump to Step 3 or click on your school name and follow the instructions provided.
Join School Teams
Join Open Teams
Students can find their schools here:
Readers can choose to be on any team:
How to Register to be a Readathoner
Choose a team from the links above to register. When you start your own page, create a fun screen name. To protect your online privacy, we suggest you use only your first name and last initial only or a totally made-up name. Please DO use a real email so we can contact you and to be eligible for prizes! Once you register, you will be emailed a link to your unique fundraising page where you can set your own reading minutes and fundraising goals and tell everyone about your love of reading. You’ll get an email with further instructions right away. If not, check your junk mail. More directions are available below.
Step 2: Share Your Custom Fundraising Page
Once you’ve registered, share your customized fundraising page with team members, friends and family though email, text, and social media to help us reach our goal so we can help kids read and succeed. We’re only reading in February, but you can start raising money for your team as soon as you register!
Photos or graphic images are great, or additional stories about of your family, school/class team, work team, or civic group! Note that once published, this information is public. So be careful what you post.
Step 3: Opt-in to Bookopolis to start a Reading Log
Once you’ve created your fundraising page, you can log your reading minutes in Bookopolis. You must fill out this form to receive your login information to record minutes read in Bookopolis even if you already have an have an account!
Please only fill out form once per participant and allow 48 hours to receive Bookopolis login via email. If you do not receive it within 48 hours please check your spam folder then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You don’t have to sign up, but participating in Bookopolis to submit reading logs is the only way you can compete for reading prizes.
Step 4: Start Reading & Fundraising!
After completing the first 3 steps, you will receive your Bookopolis log-in information to the email you provided. (Please allow 48 hours during the work week to receive your log-in information.) All that’s left to do is start reading and sharing your fundraising page! The more you read, share, and fundraise, the more we can help children in our community have books to read at home too!
- You can participate in the Challenges for pop up prizes.
- Read as many minutes as you can from Feb 1 – Feb 28 & enter minutes read in Bookopolis during or after the Readathon. The deadline is February 28 11:59pm CST.
- Prizes for fundraising and minutes will be presented March 12th at the Family Readathon Celebration Event!
For Librarians and Teachers:
If you are a librarian, teacher, or administrator of a participating school, we thank you for all you do for our community and we’re happy to have your students join us for the Family Readathon. To enroll your school, email us at email@example.com or call (512) 462 1791 x 104 and we’ll set one up for you!
- Instructions for Librarians and Teachers
- Instructions for Students (Spanish version)
- T-shirt Pickup Instructions
- T-shirt School Order Form
- School Prizes
Questions? Contact us 512 472-1791 x 104. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.