The Read Today team hosts a variety of events across the state. From visiting
elementary schools to join in a celebration of a literary accomplishment to
providing books and other needed items to Title I schools and community centers.
Here is a list of public events we will be participating in or hosting in 2018.
Please check back in throughout the year. As we get closer to an event, more
details will be available.
This summer reading program, presented by Read Today, Deseret News and KSL, in partnership with McDonalds and the Governor’s Office, begins in June and runs through the summer. Kids, ages 2-14, are challenged to read or be read to, 20 minutes a day. Those who complete the summer reading challenge and submit their form receive fun prizes, including two tickets to a Salt Lake Bees Game. The fun continues on game night as readers are greeted at the gate with foam fingers and treats, making it a night to remember.
Read Today is bringing fun to the streets of Cedar City for a family-friendly, street party filled with games, face painters, balloon artists, a blow-up jousting arena, obstacle course and a character corner. This event kicks off the opening ceremonies for the Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games.
Read Today will join KSL at the BYU stadium before the Stadium of Fire concert, supporting a family-friendly environment full of fun and plenty of swag.
Bring the entire family along to join in on the festivities by participating in the Deseret News 5K. The run begins at the Wasatch Elementary School Playground located at 1150 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City and finishes at Liberty Park where runners will be cheered on by over 100,000 spectators! This event will be chip timed so get your competitive spirit going and prepare to run! For those kids and families who would prefer to walk rather than run, we will be doing two start waves, the first for runners and the second for walkers. Everyone will be timed regardless of if you choose to run or walk and all finishers will receive medals! For runners 14 and under, use promo code readtoday when registering at https://www.deseretnews.com/marathon for $12 registration.
Read Today will be at Centerpoint Legacy Theater in Centerville. While you are there doing crafts and meeting characters, make sure to stop by the Read Today story telling tent and pick up your free book at the Read Today booth.
Read Today will hand out books to trick-or-treaters in Park City on Main Street.