Lancaster-Lebanon Reading Olympics

Reading Olympics is a student event designed to promote independent reading skills while fostering collaboration and team-building. After reading the preselected books listed on the IU13 website, the teams come together in the spring for a fun event. The teams accumulate points for every correct answer during three rounds of questioning. Recognition will be given to all participants.

The Reading Olympics is quiz-bowl-style event. Teams earn points by answering plot, summary, and character questions about each book on the list. Individual teams should decide their process used to cover the reading materials.

Registration is now open for district, nonpublic, and home school teams. These teams should be comprised of 8-12 students for each grade span event:

  • Elementary (Grades 4-5) - May 9, 2019
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8) - May 20, 2019
  • High School (Grades 9-12) - April 26, 2019

All events take place in the IU13 Conference Center.

Reading List:

Every year, librarians and reading specialists are invited to take part in selecting the books for the following year’s book lists. Volunteers are then recruited to read the books and create questions to be asked at the events. If there are books on the list that you feel are unsuitable for your students to read, then they do not have to read them. Please let us know of these concerns so we can pass along the feedback. During the actual event, though, questions will not be discarded because a team has not read a book.

Note: Titles highlighted in yellow are new to the Reading Olympics program and libraries may not already have them on the shelves. 


Additional Information:

Revised 10/31/2018


Lancaster-Lebanon Reading Olympics Registration

Individual event registration links can be found on the Registration Flyer. Please note that space is limited to one team from each school district and nonpublic school at each grade span event.

Download Registration Flyer: Here

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2019 



Questions? Contact:

Sandy Auker or Bethany Parmer