Sponsor the challenge!

We have decided NOT to offer the reading challenge for 2017. We are sorry to disappoint but it can't be helped this year! Please feel free to make use of our booklists for your own private challenges this summer!

When we started our summer reading program in 2013 we had about four hundred students sign up. Of those kids, about two-hundred and fifty completed the challenge. Last year, our third year of running the program, we had around seven-hundred and thirty kids sign up, and five-hundred complete the challenge. We've had positive feedback from parents and kids alike! To put it mildly, we've been thrilled by the response and we're even more excited to be doing it again in 2016.

Right now we're in the process of upgrading and expanding our printed reading list. This version will hopefully include some new features, such as short summaries, content warnings, and genre categories. We're also working to freshen and lighten up the list with more "joyful" classics as well as some newer discoveries.

This is where we could use your help!

The reading program and booklist have been a labor of love for us. We'd like to continue doing it, but we've come to the realization that we can't do it on our own anymore. This is where you the customer, business, or philanthropist come in! Your sponsorship will help us defer the costs of improving and printing our reading list, help us expand our prizes next year, and give us more time for writing reviews. If we can get around $5k we'll be able to start one of our long-term goals. We'd like to develop an app for our program that kids can use to track their reading, and where they can keep, add to, or print off their reading lists for future reference.

Here's how you can support us:

  1. Send us an email at readingchallenge@exodusbooks.com telling us you're ready to sponsor our summer reading challenge, or donate online quickly and easily.
  2. If you donate $20 or more we'll send you a copy of our printed reading list for free! 
  3. You're also eligible to be featured on this page and on our reading program emails (pending approval). 

Over the past three years, we've loved watching hundreds of kids exposed to some of the best literature ever written. It's been a great success, and we're excited to do it again. If you're excited too, please help!

Just a reminder: because we are a for-profit company your donation will not be tax-deductible. Thanks!

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Questions or comments? Call 503.655.1951 or email readingchallenge@exodusbooks.com