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Read Up is a campaign to promote reading and give parents tools to help their children get more from what they are reading. A joint effort among the Madison Metropolitan School District, United Way, Madison Public Library, Madison School and Community Recreation (MSCR) and the Madison Reading Project, Read Up helps prevent “summer slide,” where students experience a loss of learning during the summer months. We invite you to browse our resources and find strategies for close reading.

Read Up in MMSD Summer School Sites

Read Up will again be in all MMSD elementary Summer School sites in 2019. Students in grades 4K-4 will each receive four free books as part of this program, which they will be able to take home to keep in their personal libraries. 

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Read Up Campaign

If you would like to help Read Up get more books into the hands of kids, please consider contributing to the campaign via the Foundation for Madison's Public Schools. You can donate on their website or send a check to Read Up Madison Fund, c/o Foundation for Madison's Public Schools, 101 Nob Hill Road, Suite 300, Madison, WI 53713.

Questions? Email us at or call (608) 663-1914


Read Up is a partnership among the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD), Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR), United Way of Dane County (UWDC), Madison Public Library (MPL) and the Madison Reading Project.

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