This City Reads! is a community alliance of organizations to champion and
leverage the power of reading to promote the future success of families,
individuals, and businesses in Greater Akron/Summit County.
Summit County/Akron is the Reading Capital of the World. What’s possible if all
our kindergartners are ready to learn to read? What’s possible if all our third
graders are reading to learn?
This City Reads!
Reading is everyone’s business
An information-based economy requires everyone to
Reading soars when family, school and community
First you learn to read, then you read to learn
Reading is essential to improving quality of life
Reading is fundamental to responsible citizenship
This City Reads! Goals
Engage the community
Connect individuals and families with resources
Champion the collaborative model
Come join us ~ February 8, 2014
7th Annual Family Reading Festival
10 - 3 at the Akron Main Library
Yes he's back - Jim Gill!!
Stories by the ever popular Robin Echols Cooper
For the 1st time on the Family Reading Festival
stage Steel Angels Steel Drum Band
And special guest Curious George!
for complete details of a fun day check here
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Akron Reads-King School
Al Kaf Temple #109
Ernst & Young
Fort Island Primary School
Grandma reads to me
Immaculate Conception Preschool & Child Care Center
Indian Trail PTA Literacy For Trade
Minority Behavioral Health Group
Phoenix Village Academy
Portage Trail East Apartments
Summit County Fatherhood Initiative
Tallmadge Kiddie Kollege
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