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April 1 - 30, 2024


Read to Feed Your Community!

Throughout the month of April, students are giving back to their community and winning prizes by reading as many books as possible. The Read-a-Thon is a fundraiser for the Hancock County Food Drive, an annual event that supports 17 food pantries, soup kitchens, and school programs in Hancock County. Read-A-Thon participants support the Food Drive by fundraising for the amount of time they spend reading in April!

How it works:

  1. Sign up here, then gather your Read-a-Thon materials: a reading log to track your reading minutes, and a ​template letter that you can share with friends and family.

    TIP: Need help printing these documents? Go to your local library and ask your librarian to help you!

  2. Ask for support! Come up with a list of at least 3 friends and family members that you think will support your Read-a-Thon fundraiser. Sponsors make the Read-a-thon successful by agreeing to pledge a certain amount (such as $0.05 or $0.10) per minute spent reading. Sponsors can also make a flat donation. Ask your sponsor to register here.

  3. Read! Use your reading log to keep track of how many minutes you spend reading during the month of April. Make sure to challenge yourself to reach a goal! Can you spend 30 minutes reading every single day for the whole month?

  4. Submit your results here, or by emailing, by May 5th, 2024. Note: If you don't complete this step by May 5th, 2024, you may not be eligible to receive a prize!​
    When we receive your results, we will contact your sponsors to let them know how many minutes you spent reading in April, so they can make a donation. 

  5. Win prizes! The top 3 participants who spend the most time reading will each receive a gift certificate to a Hancock County book store.

Questions? Contact Rachel at

Thank you to our bookstore sponsors!

Read-a-thon winners will receive gift certificates to local bookstores generously donated by our 2024 partners.

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Story Time at the Library
Check this page again later to learn more about food-themed story times happening at libraries across Hancock County!

If you are a librarian or teacher and would like to host a story time for the Read-a-thon, please reach out!
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