This City Reads!

This is a county-wide, year-round effort and commitment to improve literacy skills for all residents in Summit County.

This City Reads!Summit Education Initiative (SEI), in collaboration with the University of Akron Center for Literacy and the Akron Summit County Public Library, are pleased to be the chairs of This City Reads!

The 2016 – 2017 theme for This City Reads! is Civility. For more information about how you, your child and/or your students can get involved, visit

Watch for fun and engaging civility literacy activities in the Newspaper in Education section of the Akron Beacon JournalIn the meantime, mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 13 to attend This City Reads! Night at Canal Park. Join us to celebrate the FUN of reading at the Akron RubberDucks vs. Harrisburg Senators game. For a chance to win two FREE tickets for a student and his or her parent or guardian to watch the game from the Akron RubberDucks loge, the student may write about a book he or she has read and submit it here. Submissions are due by Friday, May 19. Purchase other game tickets at

Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation logo

Thank you to The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation for supporting This City Reads!