programs

READ-A-RAMA

Kids explore classic children's books and new books fresh off the press during each 90-minute session. Singing, dancing, hands-on activities (that can be a bit messy) and more encourage a love for reading and curiosity. And at the end of each Read-a-Rama, every child chooses a free book for building their very own at-home library.

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Storytime

Through the “magic” of online video conferencing, Read-a-Rama Storytime offers a virtual read-aloud that children can enjoy at home with their family, pets, and favorite stuffed animals. Authors and special guests share books and stories. Then the kids dive into activities like hands-on art projects, cooking lessons, and science experiments. And, of course, everyone moves and grooves to the Chiggy Cheer at the end!

Camp Read-a-Rama

At Camp Read-a-Rama, campers spend the week reading outside, swimming, playing outdoors, reading inside, going on field trips, writing, exploring science, reading in the Read-a-Rama Reading Tent, making lots of art and much, much more. They don’t have to know how to read to come to Camp Read-a-Rama, but they’ll leave camp not only wanting to soak up more stories but also singing those infectious Read-a-Rama songs.

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E-CAMP

Join in for two-hour virtual camps for hands-on, bookish fun that will have you singing for the rest of the day.

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workshops

Read-a-Rama Workshops, 2-3 hours long, introduce participants to our full-engagement literacy programming that begins with books and springboards into music, movement, crafts, STEM activities, simulation games, and more. Teachers, librarians, parents, youth group leaders, and anyone who works with youth gain valuable knowledge that’s ready to use in your programs.

These full-day workshops teach teachers, librarians, parents, and others how we make the magic of Camp Read-a-Rama happen. Research-based, interactive, and fun, this professional development opportunity offers best practices and tips that encourage a love of learning and a passion for books--especially diverse books. Build cultural competence while you capture your inner kid with hands-on activities that you can take back to your classroom, youth group, or library to use immediately.