Reading Olympics inspires kids to become lifelong readers. The purpose of this event is to encourage children to read more than they currently do, to read a greater variety of books, and to enjoy the excitement of reading and talking about books. The team format encourages students to share the challenge of reading the selection of books with their friends.
The Reading Olympics
competition occurs each spring and is the culmination of program that has teams of students reading books from a prepared list for several months prior to the final event. Each team consists of 8 to 16 students who agree to read from groups of 25 books appropriate for their age and reading level. The book lists are prepared the previous year by interested teachers and librarians.
Students will earn one extra ticket for summer reading for having participated the previous year. So students who were on the 2017-2018 team and attended competition automatically get an extra summer reading ticket.