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RIF Highlights

Riffington powwow smallCelebrate American Indian Heritage
November is National American Indian Heritage Month! In celebration, RIF is hosting its First Annual Reading Planet Powwow, an online festival where children can play games, watch tribal dances, participate in a trivia contest, and more!

RIF Spotlight on Dr. Loriene Roy
Dr. Loriene Roy_thumbRead a Q&A with Dr. Loriene Roy, the first American Indian president of the ALA. Find out how she is working to make reading a leisure and lifetime activity for Native families.

Daily Inspiration2008 Art of Reading calendar
Re-imagine your favorite childhood books all year long with RIF's 2008 Art of Reading Calendar! The calendar features inspiring artwork of well-known illustrators showcased in RIF's 40th Anniversary commemorative book, The Art of Reading. Purchase your 2008 RIF Calendar today! — available exclusively at the RIF Store.

Join "The Drive" Nov. 7-21 
The DriveK-12 classroom teams are invited  to participate in the nation’s largest student-run food-and-clothing drive. It's the first event of a new effort called The LEAGUE with events linked to state coded and grade specific curriculum. The LEAGUE also offers 1,200 free Learning to Give curriculum lessons and links. To join "the Drive" visit,

RIF's New Website for Young Children
Leading to Reading logoA free resource to help parents and childcare providers develop the language skills of their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Available in English and Spanish.

Multicultural Campaign

RIF's Multicultural Literacy Campaign
The RIF Multicultural Literacy Campaign is a multi-year effort to promote and support early childhood literacy in African-American, Hispanic and Native American communities.

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 Reading Activity Calendars

 The Art of Reading Book

 Read Along Stories for Kids

 Spanish-Language Resources

 RIF Alumni Stories 

 RIF's 40th Anniversary

 Literacy Games for Kids

 Printable Parent Guides 


 RIF News & eNewsletters

 Kids' Contests


Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF), founded in 1966, motivates children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF's highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8. Through a national, grassroots network of community volunteers at 21,000 program sites, RIF provides 5 million children with 17 million new, free books and literacy resources each year.  

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