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October 28-November 10, 2022



SCEF Thanks You for Your Participation!

The Read-A-Thon is a free 14-day program (Oct 28- Nov 10) that celebrates reading while raising funds for San Carlos School District schools. Participation is free and encouraged.  You do not need to donate to participate. But be sure to register and use the online READING LOG to enter all your reading minutes.

The goals of the Read-A-Thon are:​​

  1. Build a love of reading with our students and raise money for our schools.

  2. Get to 100% student sign-up/participation across the district.

  3. Raise $200,000 for our San Carlos public schools.

How It Works

Students start reading on October 28 and log minutes in the Reading Log.


Set up a pledge page and ask for contributions.

Donors contribute on the reader’s online pledge page, and share the link with friends and family! Donations are tax deductible, and no amount is too small. All parent donations also count toward annual SCEF giving.

Mariposa Principal Teresa Fox produced a "How to Log Reading Minutes" Video - VIEW NOW







Special Events at Reading Bug


Kick Off Party, Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2pm.  Scavenger Hunt, Giveaways, Storytime and more!  10% of all purchases donated to SCEF

Scavenger Hunt -- Find the "Reading Bugs" in different downtown locations and enter to win Gift Cards to Reading Bug, Tutti Frutti, Crepe Stop and more!

Pajama Party -- Thursday, Nov. 3, 5:30pm
Wear your pajamas & bring your sleeping bags.  Storytime with marshmallows.  Winners of Scavenger Hunt announced.  (Storytimes and read-alouds count as reading minutes in your Reading Log!)

Support Reading Bug and you support SCEF! 
For the entire month of October/November, 10% will be donated from the sales of any books on the Reading Bug Kindness and Inclusion Reading List

Special Events at the
San Carlos branch of the San Mateo County Library


Family Fort Building at the San Carlos Public Library! Saturday 11/5 and Sunday 11/6.  Drop--in from 10am-5pm. 


Join us for a weekend of Family Fort Building at the library to promote families reading together! We'll have blankets, cushions, and some fun camping gear for kids to build their favorite reading spots!  Kids can visit the library, grab some books, and find/create a cozy spot to read! No need to reserve a space, show up whenever you like!  We hope to see you there!

Community Support for the Read-A-Thon Is Vital!

Choose Your Reading Goal

Reading Goals

Pick a personal, attainable goal … that makes you STRETCH to achieve it!

Every student is different! Personalize your goal to your level. Your teacher can also help you set an appropriate goal.

Log Your Minutes

Reading Log

Parents and Students can enter reading minutes in the online READING LOG. 


The READING LOG is located in the ENTER READERS section on

Click on the small BOOK icon under “READING LOG” to add minutes.

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You can add multiple entries and dates at the same time.   You can even add multiple entries for the same date.  Students/Parents can see individual entries and TOTAL minutes logged.

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  • You can also download and PRINT this paper Reading Log to keep track of your minutes throughout each day, then enter your daily minutes later in the Reading Log.


  • ALL minutes count: reading in class, reading on your own, being read a story, listening to a read-aloud on video or audio, attending an author event, reading poetry, etc.

  • Parents: Help your child log their minutes so their classroom can win prizes!

Reading Activities

Keep up the good work! Expand your reading opportunities with these at-home activities — even after the Read-A-Thon.


Grab a good book, a marker and these Read-A-Thon printable activity sheets! Book BINGO and the Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt are the perfect way to get some extra reading and enjoy quiet moments with a book. Have fun!

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Presenting Sponsor


For any Read-A-Thon issues or questions, please contact

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