The 2017 Reading Olympics will take place on Thursday, March 23rd at Lower Merion High School. The event begins at 6:00 PM and ends at 8:15 PM.
The goal of the Reading Olympics is to promote students’ reading for enjoyment, develop reading skills and thereby increase reading achievement. Students collaborate with their teammates to read forty to fifty books that have been selected by a committee of librarians, reading specialists and classroom teachers. These professionals read the books and write questions which teams of students answer during the competition. The Olympics are primarily a celebration of reading rather than a contest. All participants are awarded ribbons. Since the teams generate much excitement about this reading event, the experience is rewarding for everyone involved.