This school year, LWSF committed $10,000 to help 22 elementary schools purchase books for their annual Amazing Reading Challenge. Our Executive Director Katy Philips was honored to be a guest judge alongside Superintendent Dr. Jon Holmen at the final district championship on March 30.
The teamwork, collaboration, and passion for reading were evident as the four finalist teams competed for this year’s trophy. We hope all students that participated in the program this year are proud of their commitment and hard work!
The Amazing Reading Challenge aims to engage students grades 3-5 in a variety of new, diverse texts with a range of reading levels. A core group of school librarians work tirelessly to select books, create questions, and plan the logistics of the competition. With a building-based competition, semi-finals, and final competition, students engage with interesting titles while practicing and enhancing interpersonal skills and reading comprehension.