February 21, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Inaugural Epic Reading Challenge to Coincide with Read Across America


To coincide with National Read Across America Day, coming up on March 2, Epic! is launching its first Epic Reading Challenge. It starts on Monday, February 29, continuing through Friday, March 4.

Elementary school classes across the U.S. and Canada, who, as a group, read 50 or more books that week on Epic! will earn a special Epic! Reading Certificate suitable for framing in their classrooms; the top 10 classes will each win an ice cream party as well. The company’s goal is to have at least 1,000,000 books read next week.

A online leaderboard will be continuously updated throughout the week to show which classes are at the front of the pack.

Epic! provides thousands of books free for teachers through its Epic! for Educators Program.  Epic! for Educators is free for all verified elementary school teachers and librarians in the U.S. and Canada.

Building Literacy-Rich Communities
Hosted by Library Journal and School Library JournalStronger Together is a national gathering of thought leaders and innovators from across the country who will share where and how partnerships between school districts and public libraries are having success. Join us May 10–12 at the University of Nebraska Omaha, as we explore the impact these collaborations are having on the institutions, communities, and kids they serve.


  1. Very excited about this! Will be awesome to see how many books are read next week..