Read and Win

Teachers, Librarians, and Caregivers,

Every summer there are numerous reading programs available for students but what is available the rest of the year? Outside of what’s happening in schools that is.

First of all, check with your local public library! There are usually plenty of fun activities and programming happening for people of all ages.

Second, check with the pro and/or pro-am sports teams in your state (or nearby) to see what they have to offer. For example, in Minnesota, the Timberwolves offer Read to Achieve:

  • Minnesota Timberwolves – Read to Achieve
    • This program offers students the ability to to win a prize pack (if the deadline is met). The prize pack includes a poster, bookmark, Timberwolves drawstring backpack, and a ticket to a Timberwolves game during the current season.

Third, if you happen to have these businesses within your community (or close by), offer your students the following opportunities

  1. Chipotle!
    • Reading is FUNdamentally delicious with their easy logging system. Readers are rewarded with a free kid’s meal. For this program your school or library needs to apply.
  2. BOOK IT! with Pizza Hut
    • This long-withstanding program (started in 1984) offers readers rewards in the form of certificates and/or food. Your school simply needs to enroll on the website. There are also a variety of printables and ideas you can find by visiting their site.
  3. Chuck E. Cheese’s
  4. McDonald’s Rewards
    1. Contact your local McDonald’s to see what they offer if you’re looking to incentivize reading with your students.

And lastly, just for educators. Did you know that the Minnesota Lynx offer you a complimentary voucher to select home games? Check it out at Minnesota Lynx Group School Programs.

Happy learning!

Your librarian,

Katelyn Martens-Rodriguez