Berks County – Reading Olympics is a countywide reading event that encourages students to increase the quality and quantity of books they read for enjoyment. The Reading Olympics is based upon research which shows that good reading habits form the foundation for a productive and successful life.
Reading Olympics is designed to inspire students to read for pleasure and learn the value of teamwork at the same time! In addition to helping students develop a habit of daily reading for pleasure, the Berks County Reading Olympics provides students with the opportunity to have interactive discussions with their peers on the content of the books.
Each year, hundreds of students represent their public school, charter schools, and non-public schools. Students form teams to read books to prepare for the culminating event.
The teams come together in the spring at an assigned Berks County school location to answer questions about the books. The teams accumulate points for every correct answer during three rounds of questioning earning each team member a blue, red, or white ribbon based on the number of points their team has earned. Volunteers from area schools serve as moderators and scorekeepers to ask questions and keep score.
When the schools, parents and community come together, EVERYONE WINS!