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Jumpstart's Read for the Record®

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® is a unique campaign that was launched over a decade ago to bring much needed attention to high-quality early learning. Since 2006, Read for the Record has grown into a global effort collectively engaging over 17 million children and adults. Each year on Read for the Record day, people gather in large cities, small towns, and everywhere in between for the world’s largest shared reading experience. This year, the 11th annual Read for the Record will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016.
Stay tuned for details on this year's official campaign book! 
Questions? Email us at

Getting Involved is as Easy as 1-2-3


1) Sign up to receive campaign news & be among the first to order this year's official Read for the Record book 

2) Download free resources from our Toolkit to plan an event, get your school, library, or community involved, & help spread the word about Read for the Record  - The 2016 Toolkit is now live! 

3) Read for the record on October 27th & report your final numbers at



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