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!)

Download the toolkit

How do I participate?

Summer Highlights

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

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

MADISON READING PROJECT

Join us on Facebook Live at 9:00 am CDT as we meet with the Madison Reading Project!

•  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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GIVEAWAY

Let’s celebrate this summer the right way—with books!

Psst. We’re giving away books this summer. For a chance to be picked, just click the button below to register and fill out the required information. We’ll choose winners randomly throughout the next few months.

GIVEAWAY

Let’s celebrate this summer the right way—with books!

Psst. We’re giving away books this summer. For a chance to be picked, just click the button below to register and fill out the required information. We’ll choose winners randomly throughout the next few months.

And, we’re live!

Each month, we’re hosting Facebook Live events to celebrate ReadQuest and provide updates. Tune in here or on the Renaissance Facebook page!

Missed our last Facebook Live event with the Madison Reading Project? Rewatch it here.

Next broadcast: July 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am CDT


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Looking to start a discussion at home?

Check out the three videos below as some of our Renaissance employees model how to talk to students about their reading habits.