Is your New Year resolution to read more in 2023? If so, the Cleveland Reads citywide reading challenge could be a great way to help you reach your goal.
Cleveland Reads is a year-long initiative to encourage reading in the city of Cleveland among both children and adults. All are welcome; however, Cleveland residents are strongly encouraged to participate.
The Mayor’s Office, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland Teachers Union, Cleveland Metropolitan School District and nearly 30 community organizations are working together to boost literacy levels in the city.
The goal is for the entire city to read one million books collectively in 2023 – and/or to read one million minutes collectively.
You can sign up at clevelandreads.com. Participants have a chance to win prizes such as a Nintendo Switch, earbuds, gift cards, and more.
Need book inspiration? Northeast Ohio Parent’s Reading Room has partnered with Cleveland Public Library this year. Each month, the library system will be providing book recommendations to help bring awareness to literacy and the citywide reading initiative Check out the Reading Room for the monthly book picks.