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What is Reading is Cool?

Reading is Cool is a community outreach program for school-aged children that is designed to create excitement and interest around reading! Entering its 9th season, over 30,000 students have participated in Reading is Cool and over 300 school visits have occurred since the program began. In addition, each student gets a free ticket for completing a Worcester Sharks reading log along with some other great giveaways!

What age group is the Reading is Cool program open to?

Reading is Cool is available to ALL Kindergarten through 4th grade classes in Central Massachusetts!

Why would my students love this program?

All of the students who participate in the program will receive some really fun giveaways including a Reading is Cool activity booklet and a signed picture of FINZ! Reading is Cool also gives the students a chance to meet Sharks players, staff and FINZ while also talking about reading in a fun and educational way! Check out the reading activity booklet below!

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The Worcester Sharks bring Reading is Cool right into your school or classroom!

When can I bring the program to my school?

The program is available throughout the 2014-15 school year and we will work with you to pick out the best day to bring Reading is Cool to you! Just contact Community Development Coordinator Joey Goldstein at least 2 weeks before you would like the Sharks to visit your school. He can be reached at 508-929-0585 or by email at
[email protected]

How does Reading is Cool work?

After a school signs up, the Worcester Sharks will bring a special guest and FINZ into your classroom for an hour of fun! During this time the a Worcester Sharks player or staff member will read to the students and have an interactive discussion about the importance of reading! Each student will also receive some fun prizes and a Worcester Sharks reading log. After completing the log, students can mail it to the Sharks front office to receive a free ticket to the Sharks game on December 14th or April 12th!

Any additional logs completed and mailed to the Sharks office gives students a chance to win a Worcester Sharks Experience Pack which includes 4 tickets, a tour of the Sharks locker room and the chance to watch warm ups from the bench.

The top overall reader for the season will win the opportunity to take part in the ceremonial puck drop prior to the Sharks game on Sunday April 12th at 3:00 while the top overall class for the season will win a pizza party with FINZ at your school!


Download your Worcester Sharks Reading Log Here!

Check out some of the schools we have visited in the past:

Worcester: Rainbow Child Development Center, Tatnuck Magnet, Nelson Place, Seven Hills Charter School, West Tatnuck, Worcester Arts Magnet, Flagg Street, May Street, Belmont Street, Mcgrath, Midland Street, Abby Kelley Foster Charter School, Canterbury Street, Lincoln Street, Rice Square, Burncoat Prep and the Guild of St. Agnes.
Auburn: Pakachaog and Mary D. Stone
Shrewsbury: St. Mary's, Calvin Coolidge and Beal School
Millbury: Elmwood and Shaw
Westborough: Fales and Hastings
Whitinsville: Balmer
Leominster: Southeast
West Boylston: Major Edwards
Dudley: Dudley Elementary
Paxton: Paxton Center School
Milford: Woodland
Spencer: Lake Street
Lancaster: Mary Rowlandson
Holden: Dawson
Rutland: Glenwood

For more information please contact Community Development Coordinator Joey Goldstein at 508-929-0585 or by email at [email protected]


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