Family Reading Night!

Friday was our second annual Family Reading Night at school.  I was on the committee last year, but this year I was was asked to head the committee.  I was a little nervous, but I said that I would do it!
I must confess that I lost some sleep over the whole thing, but it turned out to be a lot of fun!  

We had some great volunteer readers: Two wonderful teachers from a local pre-school (they got to see a lot of "alumni"!), two K-9 police officers with their dogs, a soccer coach (who did some great soccer tricks), some firemen (who brought in their fire gear and let the kiddos try it on), two high-school football players, a solider, and a teacher.  We also had a book walk with a book swap, snacks, and a special visitor even made an appearance!  
Owen with his pre-school teacher!
The fireman!
Special vistor!

Book swap table

Talented soccer coach!

A lovely teacher reader!  :)
Thank you solider sir!  

Officer Buckle and Gloria!  :)

Book Walk!
The community library was represented!
Book baskets to give away!

  Our community library was represented and they gave out some fun things and had library card applications available!  We received a generous donation of girl scout cookies from the brownie troupe that meets at our school, book donations from several teacher, a few stuffed animals from our principal and some other fun reading goodies from our media specialist and our Honor Society book store!  I also had a lot of wonderful helpers (parents and other teachers).  Does your school host a reading night?  If you do I would love to hear how you do yours, I want to plan next years reading night too!  


  1. We don't do a reading night but I have organized a Reading Week at our school before. We use it as a read-a-thon fundraiser as well. One thing that is a huge success is a Used Book Sale. Students donate books in the weeks before the sale (every 5 books donated gets them a raffle ticket to win a gift certificate for a book store). Then we set up the sale in the gym and all books are sold for $0.25. It is a great fun! I could go on and on and on if you are looking for more ideas!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

    1. That sounds like fun! I like the idea of a book sale.
      Our "admission" was to bring a book for the book swap table. Then, they got to choose a new book when they played the book walk game. I love the idea of giving away a certificate to a book store as well! Thanks for stopping by!
      Hilary :)

  2. We don't do this, but it sounds great! Looks fun!


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