Chatham Reads is a partnership led by Chatham County Schools and the Chatham Education Foundation partnering with other local community organizations to bring awareness of literacy to the community.

The mission of Chatham Reads is to foster community partnerships that are dedicated to ensuring that literacy and reading resources are accessible to all Chatham County residents. We have joined the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and are working to ensure that our children are reading at or beyond grade-level by the end of 3rd grade. Learn more about this campaign HERE.

Chatham Reads is conducting a book drive though December 15. We are collecting new and gently used children's books for Chatham County kids. Drop off locations are McIntyre's Books, Breakaway Cafe, Governors Club Realty, and the Clubhouse at Briar Chapel.

Suggested donations:

  • board books
  • early reader books
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Bilingual books and books in Spanish
  • Early chapter books

Thanks to funding from the NC Legislature and local partners, Chatham County children ages birth to four years old can receive a new book in the mail each month at no cost to the family. Smart Start and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are working together to get books into the hands of North Carolina’s youngest children. Click HERE to find out more! You can support the Imagination Library by attending our benefit concert with Siler City Rotary and NuBlu on December 2, 2017 or by making a donation.

Chatham Education Foundation is SEEKING TUTORS: Tutors will be trained by Augustine Literacy Project, work with students 2 times per week at either North Chatham Elementary or Virginia Cross Elementary. CEF is proud to announce their new literacy tutoring program, SOAR. Select 2nd graders will receive specialized, one-on-one literacy tutoring. Watch them SOAR! Click HERE for more information.

Please email Regina@CEFMail.org for more details or come to one of the interest meetings.

-Sunday, November 12th 3:30pm

Chapel Hill Public Library - 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

- Wednesday, November 15th 12:00pm

Chatham Public Library - 197 NC Highway 87, Pittsboro, NC 27312

-Thursday, November 16th 6:30pm

The Briar Chapel Club House - 1600 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Want to easily find out the reading level of a book? Try the Level It app. Finding the reading levels/measures is as easy as scanning the ISBN on the back of your book. Within seconds, you will be viewing the Guided Reading (GR), DRA, Grade Level Equivalent (GLE), and/or Lexile levels/measures for your books. Our friends at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Carolina in Siler City use this app to help students in their after school program find books that match up just right for them! Click HERE for more information.

Little Libraries

Chatham Reads has placed 8 Little Libraries throughout Chatham County. Click here for information and locations!

Check our Community Partners and Press and Events Pages for the latest information about Chatham Reads!


Chatham Reads

PO Box 1518

Pittsboro, NC 27312

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