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Mad for Reading

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The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) is committed to amplifying the brilliance of all students. MMSD is proud to launch our citywide "Mad for Reading '' initiative to deepen the joy, excitement and fundamental importance of literacy and bi-literacy. Literacy is not only a gateway to understanding and interacting with the world, it is the core of everything we do.

Through this initiative, we highlight MMSD's unwavering commitment to the educational success of our students and Madison's shared commitment to literacy. “Mad for Reading” is a powerful tool that drives engagement and success in the district’s broader educational goals.

In the coming months, get immersed in a world of possibilities. From thrilling reading challenges that ignite your competitive spirit to captivating author visits that bring stories to life, Mad for Reading has something for everyone to enjoy.

  • All-City Reads unites us as we delve into the pages of a shared book, sparking discussions and forging connections across our vibrant community.
  • Or imagine the joy of coming together for lively Book Clubs, where voices are heard and perspectives are valued.
  • Prepare for enchanting evenings filled with wonder at our Family Literacy Nights, where storytelling and creativity intertwine to create unforgettable memories for young and old alike.
  • Embrace the digital realm with our curated Digital Reading Resources and ignite your imagination with just the click of a button. Discover new worlds, learn new skills and embrace the power of community.
  • Mark your calendars for our Community Literacy Events. Join neighbors and friends to celebrate the magic of reading and the boundless opportunities it brings.

So, families and community members, gear up for a journey like no other. Together, let's dive into the wonder of words, the joy of storytelling, and the endless adventures that await within the pages of a book. Get ready to be “Mad for Reading!”

As we embark on this literary adventure, we invite families and community
members to join us in fostering a love for reading that knows no bounds.
Sign Up to be part of the Mad for Reading Movement and help write our next Chapter

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