Read for the Record

Wellington Takes Part in Virtual Read For The Record Event

In celebration of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, Wellington will take part in the 2020 Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County's Read for the Record Virtual Event on Thursday, October 29, 2020. 

This year, because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, this national initiative must look a little different. Wellington’s Council has enlisted the help of community volunteers to record a virtual book reading of “Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away” by Meg Medina, which will be shared with Village schools and learning centers. Browse this page to find readings of the book (in English and Spanish), along with activities for children and parents.     

Read for the Record with Wellington Council

Read for the Record with the Crowned Pearls of Wellington

Read for the Record Spanish Version


Who Can Participate

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is a powerful way to come together around for the power of reading. Schools, libraries, museums, and other organizations help bring Jumpstart’s Read for the Record alive in communities around the world. From group readings in schools to story hours and community-wide virtual readings, Read for the Record is an opportunity to rally your school, library, or larger community around the importance of high-quality early learning experiences.

How to Participate

The best part about Read for the Record is that everyone is invited to join in on the fun. No matter where you live or how old you are, all you need is a copy of the official campaign book or access to a computer with the internet. When you pledge to read, you’ll receive campaign news and updates on all things Read for the Record. 

How You Can Join the Fun

Get the Book

When you order your copy of the special edition campaign book Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away to read on October 29, you’ll be supporting Jumpstart’s work in communities around the country. Buying 1 book? Buying books for an entire school? No problem. All orders large and small can be placed on Jumpstart’s web store. Order now.

Pledge to Read

Now that you have your book, let us know how many people you plan to read with — whether it's 2 readers or 2,000, we can’t wait to read with you. Pledge to read with us now. 

Spread the Word

Read for the Record is the world’s largest shared reading experience, bringing people across the country and around the world together to read the same book on the same day and share the joy and connection of reading. Share this page or use our social media tools to tell your friends and family about Read for the Record and invite them to join.

Stay Connected

Follow Wellington on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and share photos and updates about your reading using the campaign hashtag #WellingtonReads and #ReadfortheRecord. 

Read with us on Read for the Record Day

Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 29, 2020 and read to your kids, neighbors, and friends.