ReadQuest 2018

The true quest for literacy is not to reach a final destination, but to pursue a lifelong love of learning through reading. As ReadQuest® transitions from a one-day event to a year-long celebration, we continue to celebrate the power of reading and the places it takes us.

Download the toolkit below and prepare for an adventure. (It’s full of bookmarks, curated book lists, a calendar of awesome summer events, and a few other surprises to jumpstart the fun!)

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How do I participate?

Summer Highlights

Short on reading ideas? Inspire students with fun celebrations each month. Take a look!

MAY HIGHLIGHTS

National Get Caught Reading Month

Did you catch Yoda with a book in his hands? National Get Caught Reading Month celebrates reading—from reading in the hall between classes to sneaking a book under a blanket with a flashlight to finish one more page before bed.

30–04

APR        MAY

NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

Join us for a Facebook Live event at 9:00 am CDT. Learn more about it here.

•  FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT

04

MAY

NATIONAL SPACE DAY (AKA NATIONAL STAR WARS DAY)

Jedi and Sith alike will enjoy National Space Day. Find space related lesson plans and more here.

10

MAY

NATIONAL CLEAN UP YOUR ROOM DAY

Recruit students to help clean up the classroom and explore some other ways that students can help.

16

MAY

NATIONAL BIOGRAPHER'S DAY

Introduce students to biographies, then show them how to create their own list of biographies.

24

MAY

RED NOSE & NATIONAL SCAVENGER HUNT DAY

Find ways to help students cultivate empathy and understand child poverty.

28

MAY

REMEMBERING MEMORIAL DAY

We wish a heartfelt thank you to those who have sacrificed their lives in service our country and have secured the safety of our families and homes.

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS

National Great Outdoors Month

Since 1997, thousands around the U.S. have celebrated National Great Outdoors Month. Between hiking, jogging, or playing a pick-up basketball game with a few friends, National Great Outdoors Month celebrates being active.

01

JUN

NATIONAL DONUT DAY

Enjoy a sweet treat as you devour a book featuring this fried dough confectionary.

•  FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT

03–09

JUN

NATIONAL GARDENING WEEK

Use Accelerated Reader Bookfinder to find nonfiction and fiction books on gardening. Click for more.

11

JUN

NATIONAL MAKE LIFE BEAUTIFUL DAY

Share a favorite book, read to an elder or child, or volunteer to read at a local day care, nursing home, or organization.

14

JUN

NATIONAL FLAG DAY

Back in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed this National Flag Day. See activities and more.

21

JUN

SUMMER SOLSTICE

Use the Old Farmer’s Almanac to learn more about the longest day of the year.

28

JUN

NATIONAL PAUL BUNYAN DAY

Are you fascinated by myths and legends? Learn more about this larger-than-life character and other legendary characters.

JULY HIGHLIGHTS

National Anti-Boredom Month

While the beginning of summer brings endless possibilities, boredom sometimes sets in during the middle stretch of the long summer months. National Anti-Boredom Month was created to fight just that.

02

JUL

ACTUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY?

Did you know that today was when Congress voted for independence?

•  FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT

04

JUL

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

Fireworks have been part of Fourth of July celebrations since our very first Independence Day in 1776. See how fireworks work here.

07

JUL

NATIONAL HOP-A-PARK DAY

The perfect excuse to get off the couch and head to a local park. Check out these fun family activities.

10

JUL

NATIONAL CLERIHEW DAY

Today we honor Edmund Clerihew Bentley, who created a poem after thinking intently. You can make a Clerihew following these steps.

15–21

JUL

NATIONAL ZOOKEEPER WEEK

Did you ever wonder what it takes to be a zookeeper? Plan a trip to your local zoo and bust summer boredom.

28

JUL

NATIONAL WATERPARK DAY

Plan on visiting a water park or create your own water fun with these water game ideas.

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