For Libraries

If you are looking for a way to augment your library's Summer Reading Program and raise money for libraries across the country then you can encourage your summer reading participants to sign up for our read-a-thon! Remember, all the money we raise goes towards supporting EveryLibrary’s efforts to ensure funding for libraries across the country.

Getting the children in your community involved in this program takes very little work on the part of busy library staff. Simply print out the flyer and hand it out to the children who are already participating in your library's summer reading program. We'll take care of the rest!

Read For Libraries is a program that brings our nation's children together over the summer with family and friends to encourage reading, build literacy skills, and promote a sense of civic pride by fundraising for EveryLibrary. EveryLibrary is a national non-profit that fights for library funding so that children have access to reading material and learning opportunities all year long. Of course, participants are eligible to win great prizes for their individual fundraisers!

But that's not all. Throughout the summer we'll be using the money we raise to educate parents about fighting against the dreaded summer slide through reading programs available at libraries in the United States. In fact, a large percentage of the proceeds raised will go to educating Americans about the importance of summer reading at libraries and ways that they can get involved in supporting library funding.

Get your students involved in this program.
Just click here to download a flyer to send home with your students.

The main focus of Read For Libraries is for communities to come together to commit to improving reading skills for our nation's youth. To that end, Read For Libraries promises to be a fun, exciting journey for all participants as they begin a personal Reading Adventure that challenges each reader to read just 20 minutes a day throughout the month of July.

We made it easy for you to encourage children in your library's community to sign up for this program! All you have to do is print or email this flyer and send it home with the participants of your library's summer reading program. 

It's easy for parents to sign their children up for this program! Here's how it works:

  • Parents simply visit readforlibraries.org/join and sign their children up.
  • Within a few days, they'll receive a link to their child's personal reading log and fundraising page where they can record the minutes they read each day in July and where people can make donations to their child's fundraiser for libraries.
  • Children can raise money for libraries and win great prizes based on how much they raise after reading 20 minutes a day or at least 10 hours throughout July.

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