A look at 2019 Keep Reading Celebrations

13,084 Brand-New Books

2,300 Summer Reading Fun Packs

22 Keep Reading Celebrations

in 10 Days

We kicked off the summer with our busiest June yet!

SitStayRead students opening up their Summer Reading Fun Packs at the Keep Reading Celebration at Marquette Elementary (   A. Mandel   )

SitStayRead students opening up their Summer Reading Fun Packs at the Keep Reading Celebration at Marquette Elementary (A. Mandel)

Every year, SitStayRead holds Keep Reading Celebrations in each partner school. At these Celebrations, all students who participated in SitStayRead during the school year gather together to be honored and celebrated by SitStayRead staff and volunteers (both human and canine!).

Each student received a Summer Reading Fun Pack filled with reading and writing supplies (including a SitStayRead pencil case) and 6 brand-new books to take home, one book being Where are you Dozer?, our latest release!

Thanks to the generosity from corporate partner KPMG’s KFFL Family for Literacy program, we are able to give all the students in our programs brand-new books to fill their at-home libraries. Thanks also to the generosity from the Dogtopia Foundation, each student received a bright orange, reusable tote bag! Thank you to the Perucca Family Foundation for sponsoring Where Are You Dozer? and giving over 2,000 students a copy of the special book.

Thank you to all who have supported this year’s Keep Reading Celebrations and to all the volunteers (both human and canine) who were able to join us!

Check out pictures below!


Our Corporate Volunteers

Our Corporate Partners

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Donated 5 new books for each SitStayRead student

Perucca Family Foundation

Funded Where Are You, Dozer? for each SitStayRead student

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Donated Summer Reading Fun Pack bags for each SitStayRead student

Volunteered with a group at a Keep Reading Celebration


Pictures from 2019 Keep Reading Celebrations!

A huge thank you to Andrea Mandel Photography and Jon at Sall Pro Media for photographing our Keep Reading Celebrations!