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What is the Reading Olympics?

Chester County Reading Olympics is a countywide team reading competition. During the school year, teams of students  prepare by collaborating to read a selection of 45 books. In the spring, teams come together to test their knowledge of the books at a trivia competition. Points are accumulated for every correct answer during three rounds of questioning, earning each team member a blue, red, or white ribbon based on the number of points their team has earned. In 2018over 2,100 students representing every district in Chester County, charter, and parochial schools participated in the event.

The Reading Olympics encourages students to increase the quality and quantity of books they read for enjoyment, based upon the belief that good reading habits form the foundation for a productive and successful life.  The event is designed to inspire students to read for pleasure and learn the value of teamwork at the same time! In addition to helping students develop a habit of daily reading for pleasure, the Chester County Reading Olympics provides students with the opportunity to have interactive discussions with their peers on the content of the books.

The Competition - 2020/21

TBD - Spring 2021

If in person:
Chester County Intermediate Unit
455 Boot Road
Downingtown, PA 19335

Schedule of Events:

  • 8:45 a.m. Moderators & Scorekeepers Sign In
  • 9:00 – 9:40 a.m. – Round 1
  • 9:45 – 10:25 a.m. – Round 2
  • 10:30 – 11:10 a.m. – Round 3
  • 11:15 – 11:30 a.m. -Awards

2019/20 Competition

Reading Olympics 2018

Next Meeting

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:40 via Teams

Email Mrs. Liljestrand for the Teams invite

Reading Olympics Sign Up