• Stop the Summer Slide

    Learn about what you can do to keep your kids reading this summer!

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  • Read Together 20 Minutes Every Day

    Decades of research clearly demonstrates the power of reading with a child every day, beginning at birth.

  • What Reading Means to me.

    Watch and learn about the impact and relationship reading has had with General Mattis.

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Book Lists

Browse our collection of reading lists for kids of all ages. From Newberry and Caldecott winners, to the New York Public Library and more!

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Getting Started

Reading Tips

Need help knowing where to get started? Our collection features tips for kids from babies to Preschool and beyond.

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Fun Facts

Reading Resources

Interested in getting to know the benefits of reading? What's better: screen or paper? Learn some great benefits of reading through our research resource.

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Reading resources

Community Partners

We recognize that our mission to ensure every child reads early and well wouldn't be possible without the support of our valued partners. These partners share our vision and dedication to literacy, empowering us to reach more children and communities than ever before. We extend our gratitude to each of our partners for their contributions, steadfast belief in our mission, and commitment to fostering a community where every child has the opportunity to thrive through the power of reading.

Free Lunch Programs throughout the Mid-Columbia

Please contact us for exact locations, or follow our Social Media @read20minutes

Get Involved


We're always looking for volunteers to help serve our mission. Whether that's in our Team Read program, administrative opportunities in our office, or helping put on a fundraiser, volunteers are a quintessential part of our operation.

Apply to Volunteer

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorships help us build partnerships in the community. Interested in becoming a sponsor? You're in good company! Take a look at some of our existing partnerships and learn how to become one.

Learn About Partnerships


Your tax deductible charitable donation will go directly to helping fund our programs. We also gladly accept gently used children's books.

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First Teacher Library

Get 75 Books for your Classroom!

We proudly provide a 75 book library to first year teachers in grades K-3 who are in their first full-time classroom since certification. Interested in applying for this program? Know a teacher who might qualify?

Apply now!

First Year
Teacher Library

Team Read

Helping Develop Literacy Skills

Through the Team Read™ program, trained community volunteers are partnered with students who need help developing their literacy skills. These coaches provide one-on-one mentoring twice a week during the school day. 


Team Read


Ready! for Kindergarten

Help Your Kids Succeed!

Children are born learning! They naturally love to explore and understand the world around them. The READY! for Kindergarten® school readiness program empowers parents and caregivers to succeed in their role as children's first and most influential teachers.

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Take the Read 20 Minutes Pledge!

Our message is simple but its effect is powerful. Read Together 20 Minutes Every Day™.

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