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America Reads: Reading is Contagious

America Reads is a national challenge to improve literacy in elementary school-age children. Metro area school districts will celebrate the importance of reading during the month of October. The reading dates for 2023 are October 19th for Marion Independent Schools and Xavier Catholic Schools and October 20th for Cedar Rapids Community Schools, College Community Schools, and Linn-Mar Community Schools.

America Reads Flyer 2023

Sign Up For America Reads has been disabled for this year. If you are still interested in reading please contact the school directly for any available reading times.

Building volunteer programs

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Rockin’ Reader

Rockin’ Reader volunteers are a valuable resource for helping students become eager learners who spend 20-30 minutes each week partnering with a student.

Volunteer participation policy

Key contacts

Pat Szymanek

Administrative Secretary