Marathon, swim-a-thon, bike-a-thon …
how about a read-a-thon?

 The VLC BOOK BASH! challenges readers of all ages to obtain pledges from friends and family for every 100 pages they read throughout August. From the 6 year-olds who delight their grandparents by reading 100 pages, to the keen reader who decides this is the summer to re-read all the Canada Reads winners, participants are invited to set a reading target, pick a theme (or not), and take part in the challenges and event buzz on social media. Please take a moment to register so we can share updates, let you know about fun challenges and a prize-giving closing event.


Your donation will help support free literacy programs for children, youth and adults in Greater Victoria who want to improve their reading skills. We work with adults on their self-defined reading goals – getting a driver’s license, qualifying for skills training, reading a book, rebuilding reading skills after suffering a stroke, and with children to help them keep up in school.

The actual Book Bash will run for the month of August.  Before that do 3 things:
1 – Register (button above) so we can stay in touch
2 – Print out the Pledge Sheet / Reading Log and get some pledges from family and friends
3 – Plan your reading for August

Prize baskets of items and gift certificates from local merchants will be awarded early in October once all the tallies and the donations are in.  There will be prizes for age groups, and prizes awarded to participants drawn at random. Prizes will be announced and awarded at a prize-giving event early in October, if permitted.

Yes, all reading counts.

If that is the participant’s usual reading, picture books count.

Then sponsor yourself and give your own donation to the VLC in September.

Collect what you can. It will all help VLC provide free programs.