We are so excited to host our third annual Utah County Read-Along on June 20-21st, 2017! Did you know that over 5,000 early grade elementary school students in Utah County aren't reading at grade level? There are lots of reasons why children struggle with reading, and most of them don't have easy answers. But there is one barrier many struggling readers face that we can easily help remove: lack of access to books. Help us reach our goal of raising 250 books for local kids by reading!
All you have to do is set aside 15 minutes of time on June 20 or 21st. During that time, read aloud to someone else! You can read anything to anyone: picture books to your kids, comic books to your sister, newspapers to your parents. You can even read to your roommates or friends! Once you've finished reading, report your time online.
For each hour that we read, Pioneer Book will donate one book to children whose mothers are being treated by the House of Hope addiction recovery services, so we want to read as long as we can! After all, these days are the longest of the year--why not spend some of those extra daylight hours reading for a good cause?
For every 15 minutes of reading you report, you will get one entry into our prize drawing, so the more you read the better your chances will be! Prize packages include new books, games and passes from awesome organizations like the Scera Theater, Natural History Museum of Utah, and other exciting places to share with your family. The more you read, the more entries you'll have in the drawing!
During the event, make sure to post a selfie of you reading with your friends and use #UtahCountyReads--we'll even give you another entry in the drawing if you do! And you can follow the event on Twitter and Facebook by using that same hashtag. We want everyone to read together on this Day of Action, so spread the word to friends and family members!
To report your time, click here.
Sponsors of Utah County's Read-Along