Did you complete the Family Read-Aloud Challenge?

Did you complete the Family Read-Aloud Challenge?
Posted on 05/04/2022
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Thank you so much to those families and classrooms that participated in our first-ever Read-Aloud Challenge! 

If you signed up for the challenge, read 25 books (or told oral stories), and completed your literacy journal all by May 4, then you WIN! 

If you participated, then it's time to submit your final entry, which must include one of the following:

  • Make a 30-second video telling us about your family’s experience participating in the Family Read Aloud Challenge. Include your favorite stories or books and how many you completed.
  • Take a photo of your family reading together along with your final Family Read Aloud Journal page and a few favorite books and send it in.
  • Write a short description of your family’s experience with the Read Aloud Challenge. Include your favorite books, the read aloud or storytelling routine you used, and how many stories or books you were able to complete as a family.

Please email your video, photo, or written description to [email protected] ASAP. Each participating family will receive an additional prize package and be entered into one of our fabulous prize drawings! Questions? Call our NYCP Literacy for All Program at 480-362-2023.

Want to keep the reading challenge going in your home? Our partners at the Salt River Tribal Library invite you to sign up for their summer reading program, "Oceans of Possibilities," which challenges participants to read for at least 20 minutes everyday from June 1 to August 1. Click here to learn more.


Here are more details about the Salt River Family Read-Aloud Challenge:

  • A reading challenge with a twist! Many families have a tradition of oral storytelling that is the foundation for sharing values, beliefs, and interests with each other. Reading books and telling stories both count in this challenge!
  • You can start at any time and read any books or share any stories that you would like. There is no minimum book length. If you are reading a particularly long book, 50 pages counts as a full book. This way, one book may have more than one entry! Books read at school, as part of the curriculum, also count!
  • Books and stories can be read together as a family or on your own. It's your choice!
  • Track and record the books your family reads in your Read-Aloud Family Journal
    • Date book/story read
    • Title of book or story
    • Author or storyteller, and
    • A picture or sentence (or two) about your memory of this book/story.
  • Prizes will be awarded to families that join the challenge and even more to families that complete the challenge! Send in your completed Read-Aloud Family Journal by video or email on or before May 4. More details on prizes and completing the challenge to come!


Where can you get 25 books to read?

  • Salt River Elementary School Librarian [email protected], Accelerated Learning Academy Librarian [email protected], or your school’s library.
  • The Salt River Tribal Library [email protected]
  • Digital libraries, including books from Footsteps2Brilliance books, Scholastic’s BookFlix, MyOn Reading, and more! Contact [email protected] for more information.
  • NYCP Literacy for All is distributes a great selection of cultural and age-appropriate books to families for FREE. Contact [email protected] for more information.

All SRPMIC COVID protocols will be followed for this challenge. For more information or to sign up, email [email protected] or call 480-362-2063.

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