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Once upon a time, ProvoREADS is back and ready for another school year. Each year, ProvoREADS chooses an author, book, theme, or genre of literature to highlight for students. This school year the ProvoREADS’ theme is focused on fairytales and folklore. With such an engaging theme, boys and girls will be drawn into the depths of reading as they discover many things from knights in shining armor to cultural traditions around the world. There are no limits when it comes to losing oneself in a good book, and that is what ProvoREADS is all about.

ProvoREADS is unique to Provo City School District and was designed to inspire people young and old “to read for the pure joy of reading,” Christine Durst, District Media Coordinator, explained. The librarians from each school along with PTA collaborate on the new theme every year in order to provide an exciting, yet educational, experience for Provo City School District students.

Because this year’s theme is fairytales and folklore, each month will have a designated topic to focus on.

  • October Mythology
  • November American Folklore
  • December Holiday Folklore and Traditions
  • January Cinderella Around the World
  • February Fairy Tales
  • March Fables
  • April Mother Goose Nursery Ryhmes

Each month there will be a list of books that students can choose from. As a student finishes a book, they can put their name into a raffle in hopes of receiving a free book. We will share these great reading lists with you each month on the district website, so stay tuned!

“Books become a part of you. They become a part of your soul,” Christine states. Reading is exciting and gives our students the opportunity to expand their mind and grow. We hope students get lost in these books and enjoy the places they go within the pages. What an exciting time to get lost in a fairytale. It is almost certain these books will provide students with a “happily ever after” by the end of the school year.


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