THIS BOOK IS COOL!

Registration Is Open

Editor’s Note: Register for THIS BOOK IS COOL in English or Spanish.   Registration IS open!  Such exciting words. But when preceded by …
THIS BOOK IS COOL IN SCHOOL

THIS BOOK IS COOL! In School

Editor’s Note: The Suncoast Campaign is looking forward to partnering with schools, groups, nonprofits, agencies, and faith-based organizatio…
THIS-BOOK-IS-COOL!

THIS BOOK IS COOL! and Suncoast Summer Reading Challenge Data Narrative

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) has been described as the elephant within The Patterson Foundation’s (TPF) zoo of initi…

Zooming into Another Year of Impact: The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading’s Community Update Zoom

Recently, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) hosted its annual Community Update via Zoom. With over 200 participants joini…
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We Asked, They Answered: Feedback from THIS BOOK IS COOL! Summer Reading

The interest in the 2021 THIS BOOK IS COOL! Suncoast Summer Reading Challenge was unprecedented from the start. Our goal of reaching 2,000 ch…
THIS BOOK IS COOL!

A Heartwarming Story of Impact

Editor’s Note: This story came to us through THIS BOOK IS COOL! summer connector, Renée Isrel.  The names in the story have been changed at t…
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THIS BOOK IS COOL! — The Sequel

Summer 2021. Check! That’s a wrap. Yes, it’s 90 degrees outside today. Yes, it still feels like summer. Yes, this has been a summer like no o…

Summer Learning Teamwork, a Pursuit of Excellence in Action

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) centers our work around five pillars: School Readiness (the 0-5 years) Attendance Summ…
Tomorrow.

Tomorrow.

Recently, I had the honor of helping put together the Run of Show (think party planning!) for our two summer blast-off events, THIS BOOK IS C…

Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Receives National Recognition for THIS BOOK IS COOL!

The national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has honored the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading as a Bright Spot community in 2021. T…

Overheard While Preparing Books

Editor’s Note: If you are interested in volunteering with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, please visit SCGLR’s events calendar…

THIS BOOK IS COOL! at Samoset Elementary School!

Nine excited teachers. Nine welcoming classrooms. An engaged principal. And more than 100 children receiving three books each for their home …
THIS BOOK IS COOL!

Crafting with a Purpose

Editor’s Note: Registration for THIS BOOK IS COOL! 2021 will open on March 22. I’ve always been one to appreciate a creative outlet, but I ha…
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SCGLR Summer 2021, Full Steam Ahead!

Recently, 25+ engagement team members hopped on Zoom to begin diving into the upcoming Suncoast Summer Reading Challenge. You’d probably imag…
Stronger Me, Stronger We -- THIS BOOK IS COOL!

THIS BOOK IS COOL! Family Fun Reading Club

Editor’s Note: Laurie Miller, an SCGLR Engagement Team member, has successfully adapted the THIS BOOK IS COOL! webisode series into an offeri…
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Starting in the Middle: My experiences with THIS BOOK IS COOL!

Sometimes, coming into a program in the midst of it can be an adventure and an important learning experience.  You begin the journey by learn…
Photo: Behind the scenes of THIS BOOK IS COOL!

Behind-the-scenes with THIS BOOK IS COOL!

A previous blog post discussed THIS BOOK IS COOL! (TBIC) and the amount of work poured into the program to ensure that children, even during …
Families touched by SCGLR

Milestones

Most, if not all of us, find cause to celebrate or honor major milestones in our lives—births and birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversa…
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