1. Enrollment Made Easy

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KRN uses FERPA-compliant contact information provided by the school to send books to students and communicate about the program. Parents tell us how they want to be reached (call, text, email) and their language preference.

2. Kids Choose Their Books

Online or Offline

<<Wish List>>

Studies show that kids are more likely to finish reading books that they’ve chosen for themselves. Our program offers 100+ specially selected titles covering many topics and reading levels. Using the Wish List, teachers help their students make their book selections and we take it from there!

3. The Kickoff

<<Sample Kickoff Video>>

Onsite or Online

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A Family Reading Event is the best way to kick off your program. It is designed to familiarize families with program details, energize them about summer reading, and heighten parent engagement. Schools are provided tools to help promote and host an event at school or online.

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4. Read. Report. Repeat.

<<Sample Parent Message (text)>>

5. Celebrate and Evaluate

<<Sample Data Summary>>

6. Tell Me More!

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We are constantly pivoting in response to changing needs— fine-tuning our program with the best new books and tools to benefit not only the kids, but those who are tasked with leading them into literacy. We are a learning organization, and it’s this dedication to continuous improvement that allows us the privilege of almost 90% renewals with our districts each year. They see their numbers improve and their students develop a love of books, and that fuels us.

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Calendarization of Kids Read Now Summer Program

Our programs are customizable and individualized for every student.

We’re not like other reading programs… we’re so much more:

  • Book Selection gives kids choice
  • Reading Levels optimize learning
  • Relevant Titles for a changing world
  • Multi-Ethnic/Multi-Cultural Offerings let kids see themselves in their readings
  • Parent Data provides insight on engagement and results

Different programs available to suit your needs:

  • Book Bridge Only (10-12 weeks)
  • Book Bridge (January to May)
  • Comprehensive Only (June to September)
  • Book Bridge/Comprehensive (January to September)


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