Read for the Record Date Set for October 22, 2015

Read for the Record Date Set for October 22, 2015

Read for the Record, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, is the annual event when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy by breaking the world record for reading the same book on the same day. On October 22, adults and children across the United States will read the official campaign book, Not Norman A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett with many reading the free digital version available at or

The ELC is providing every center in Clay, Nassau, Baker, Bradford, Putnam and St. Johns with a FREE copy of “Not Norman” along with a packet of activities to do along with the book.  (There is a two-book limit per school or family child care.)  To get your book and packet you must RSVP by phone or email by Friday, October 9th to Joan Whitson, Early Literacy Coordinator at 904-342-2267 or [email protected].  A member of ECS or ELC staff will personally bring it to the centers or it will be mailed.  In your email include the center’s name, contact person, address, phone, email, number of books and the number of children to whom will be read.  ELC will be submitting the totals from all of the participating centers to Read for the Record after the event.

Please send photos of your reading event to [email protected] for our Facebook page. The activities you will receive and reading guide can also be downloaded by visiting:

Included in the ELC-provided packet, is World Record Reading Certificate and Sticker template for educators to copy and give to each child.  They can also be downloaded from the campaigns/events link above.

Sponsorship by the Early Learning Coalition of North Florida and the state of Florida, Division of Early Learning.

Early Learning Coalition of North Florida