100,000 READERS ...It's our 11th year!... can we reach it? YES WE CAN!!! Register for the 11th Annual Day of Reading ...


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!
Partners believe:

Reading is everyone’s business

An information-based economy requires everyone to read

Reading soars when family, school and community collaborate

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

Leverage impact

Engage the community

Connect individuals and families with resources

Champion the collaborative model

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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



Sign up today!

For the 11th Annual Day of Reading!

February 12, 2014

Promise to reading 30 minutes -

read anytime

read anything

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The 7th Annual Family Reading Festival

February 8, 2014

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This City Reads! Partners

Akron Reads-King School

Al Kaf Temple #109

Alicia Strickler

Elisha Murray

Ernst & Young


Fame Fathers

Farmers Insurance

Fort Island Primary School

Grandma reads to me

Immaculate Conception Preschool & Child Care Center

Indian Trail PTA Literacy For Trade

Kids Play

Lakeview Elementary

Lighthouse Academy

Minority Behavioral Health Group

Phoenix Village Academy

Portage Trail East Apartments

Summit County Fatherhood Initiative

Tallmadge Kiddie Kollege

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