Free Pop-Up Family Reading Festivals Are Coming To 27 U. S. Cities


According to research from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition, 80% of children ages 6–17 agree that summer reading will help them during the school year. To ensure even more kids read over the summer and return to school reading-ready, Scholastic today announced the dates and locations for 27 free reading festivals for kids, families and the community to participate in exciting activities as well as meet Scholastic authors and illustrators during the 2018 Summer Reading Road Trip.

To learn more about the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip visit:

Throughout the month of July, two colorfully designed Summer Reading Road Trip RVs featuring the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge theme A Magical Summer of Reading will tour across the U.S. to host “pop-up” reading festivals in collaboration with community organizations, bookstores, and public libraries. At each stop, kids and their families can join the summer learning fun by participating in hands-on activities, winning prizes, and taking photos with special guests including Clifford the Big Red Dog®. Additionally, some events will include appearances from today’s most popular children’s book authors and illustrators.

Over the past two years, these reading festivities have engaged nearly 30,000 kids and their families. Stops on the 2018 Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip include:*

  • June 30San Carlos, CA
  • July 1Plainville, MA
  • July 3Brewster, MA
  • July 3Dublin, CA
  • July 5Dedham, MA
  • July 5Northborough, MA
  • July 6Salt Lake City, UT
  • July 8Tempe, AZ
  • July 9Lake Placid, NY
  • July 11Montclair, NJ
  • July 12Jersey City, NJ
  • July 12Edmond, OK
  • July 13Wichita, KS
  • July 14Collegeville, PA
  • July 14Rogers, AR
  • July 16St. Louis, MO
  • July 16Durham, NC
  • July 17Winston-Salem, NC
  • July 18Brevard, NC
  • July 20Marietta, GA
  • July 20Athens, GA
  • July 20Oak Creek, WI
  • July 22Delaware, OH
  • July 23Canton, OH
  • July 24Sardis, MS
  • July 24Memphis, TN
  • July 28Franklin, TN

Ellie Berger, EVP and President of Scholastic Trade Publishing.
“Summer is a time of reading for pleasure, choosing your own books, and exploring new worlds. The Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip is an exciting initiative that serves our corporate mission of raising lifelong readers. We are proud of the collaboration we have built over the past three years with our important community partners across the country and are thrilled to welcome new locations to this year’s tour. Each event brings together a community that shares our dedication to literacy and helps make summer reading a celebration for their local children and families. We look forward to helping kids around the country this summer discover the fun of reading all year long.”

Follow all of the Road Trip excitement on social media via #SummerReading, and learn more about the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge at

*Dates and locations for the Summer Reading Road Trip are subject to change.

SOURCE Scholastic


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