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“Take on Literacy”

We challenge you in 2017 to Take on Literacy!

The Cedar Rapids Public Library challenges you to TAKE ON LITERACY in 2017! Join us in our 120th year as we connect with the community to find unique and inspiring ways to create a culture of literacy in Cedar Rapids.

In our area:

  • More than 1 in 4 third graders in the area do not read proficiently at the end of third grade. This increases to more than 1 in 3 for low income students.
  • Students who are not proficient are 4 times more likely to not graduate on time, which increases to 13 times if they are also from a low income household.

We challenge businesses, clubs, and organizations of all sizes to participate. It’s easy to get started!

  • Choose from one of the menu of options below to get involved;
  • Or create your own unique way to introduce reading and literacy into what you do and tell us about it. Tell us YOUR Take on Literacy!

We will highlight these literacy opportunities throughout the year, demonstrating how the community of Cedar Rapids has come together to Take on Literacy in 2017. Tell us your TAKE on Literacy and we may share your story!

Help us get 120 businesses, clubs, and organizations to participate. Together we can transform the community and have an impact far greater than we could alone. Take a look at the businesses who have already signed up to participate.