The 2021 LCPL Read-a-Thon
January 11 - February 22
Students read 24,032 books to raise over $75,000 in 2020!
The annual Library Foundation Read-a-Thon is not only exciting and fun for young readers, it's also important to the health of the library. Students pledge to read to raise money for both their library and their school. Readers can earn a ribbon, a trophy, or one of our special top prizes depending on how much they read!
This year's Read-a-Thon has ended! Envelopes and online pledges were due March 8 and we are currently counting up totals.
Step 1: Sign Up
First, read the rules to make sure you know how to participate. Then fill out our online form to complete your sign up:
Want to sign up the old fashioned way? You can pick up a reading log envelope at any of our branches. After you collect your sponsor money, return the envelope with all of your contact information neatly filled out. If we don't have your school and contact info we won't know which school to share your pledges with or how to get your prize to you!
Step 2: Rally your sponsors
Ask parents, friends, and neighbors to pledge 5 cents or more per book you read. For example, if a sponsor pledges 10 cents per book and you read 10 books, they should give $1.
Step 3: Read, read, read!
Make sure you choose books at your reading level! Write the names of the books you read on the Book List Record. Parents, please initial next to each book completed.
Step 4: Collect pledges
Take the Book List Record back to your sponsors to show them the total number of books you have read! You can collect the pledges in the book record envelope you picked up at your library, or sponsors can submit their pledges online.
Checks should be made payable to LCPL Foundation.
Pledges are due March 8, 2021.
A Special Thank-You to Our 2020 Read-a-Thon Winners
Our 2020 Read-a-Thon wrapped up just as COVID-19 struck the Region. Money collection and prize distribution was seriously delayed, and we were forced to cancel our usual celebratory breakfast for the top readers. However, our readers kept up their excitement and waited patiently for prizes to go out - and many expressed how excited they would be to participate again! We can't thank you enough for being fantastic readers.