Time Out for Reading

2016 Time Out for Reading:



Great 2016 participation by Hobart’s School

Eisenhower Elementary School of Hobart made reading Magical for the 2016 Time Out for Reading celebration! On Friday, October 7, 2016 at 10:00 Eisenhower participated in the “Time Out for Reading” event at our school. This year’s theme was “Reading is Magical.” There were over 600 people in attendance for their event. The students and staff were dressed in Disney attire along with their red noses. Principal Mrs. Mary Ann Chapko read “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Eisenhower’s Music Director Brooke Robinson taught the students a reading version of the song “Whistle While You Read.” We had a wonderful day celebrating literacy. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to celebrate READING!

2015 Time Out for Reading:


Early, every October Northwest Indiana Literacy Coalition celebrates reading. Our aim is that everyone in Northwest Indiana will take a pause from what they are doing and take Time Out For Reading. In this way we will focus community awareness on the importance of literacy. Across Northwest Indiana, thousands of youth and adults will pause their day and “Put Your Nose in a Book” and read with happiness.

Our purpose is to bring the spirit of group or individual reading across Northwest Indiana embracing it as fundamental to literacy.

Participation in this celebration provides leaders  an opportunity for to model the importance of reading. Through advance planning, top leaders will demonstrate the significance reading plays to education as education is to success in life.

Synchronizing their efforts, others, including children will follow thereby setting example for their families and friends.

Northwest Indiana will participate simultaneously in a reading activity wherever they are at 10:00 a.m. on October 7, 2016. Activities include independent, silent, group reading, or oral reading by a leader.

There are many ways to participate in this activity and support book reading. Let us help you plan your Time Out For Reading celebration.

Time Out for Reading began in 2003 with participation by a few thousand school children. The program has expanded to include special activities such as the reading of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution in the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Hammond, an event co-sponsored by Hammond Reads. This year’s Time Out for Reading will expand to involve 190,000 participants in seven Northwest Indiana counties.

Sponsored by: Books to Bridge the Region