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Read 815


Read 815 is a challenge to every person in our community to read a book a week between now and the start of the school year. It is also a challenge to every adult in our community challenge a child or group of children to take the Read 815 Challenge, and to read with and alongside them as needed. Everyone can participate. Everyone can help.

Post your weekly reading selfie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Use the hashtags #Read815 #BookAWeek #ReadingSelfie.Tag your friends and family with a challenge to read a book a week too!

Follow Read 815 on Instagram for best-in-category reading selfie contests, prize announcements, celebrity appearances, and more! To qualify, posts must include campaign hashtags, or maintain a reading log (use the Read 815 Book-a-Week Challenge log, your own reading journal, or any reading program chart.)

There are many reading programs available throughout the region for both children and adults.  

Add to the list by telling us about your favorites on the Read815 Instragram page!

A growing network of community partners have committed to the Read 815 campaign. So far, the following are engaged including Alignment Rockford, Cherry Valley Public Library, City of Belvidere, City of Rockford, City of South Beloit, The Fatherhood Encouragement Project, Fostercare Luggage for Kids, The Literacy Council, Regional Office of Education, Rockford Chamber of Commerce, Rockford Public Library, Rockford University, Rock Valley College, Stateline Kids, Transform Rockford, United Way, Village of Machesney Park, Village of New Milford, and Winnebago County, with room for many more! From social media posts to volunteerism and sponsorship, there are unlimited opportunities for participation! 

Volunteer or Sponsor! 

Join the The Literacy Council and United Way of Rock River Valley to help an adult or child with reading and self-confidence by giving as little as 20 minutes a week!

Drive growth in the community and your business at the same time! Join in the excitement with your own creative way of encouraging and recognizing readers.

Contact or (815) 319-4225 to get involved!

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