Carbon Lehigh

Reading Olympics

***MS & ES Reading Olympics***

Will resume 2021-2022 school year.

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit is pleased to announce Reading Olympics for our Elementary and Middle School students this year! Our goal is to encourage participants to read more books, read a variety of genres, enjoy the excitement of reading and sharing books, and inspire students to be life-long readers.

The Reading Olympics competition is the culmination of a program that has teams of students reading books from a prepared list for several months prior to the final event. Each team consists of 8 to 15 students who read from a list of approximately 45 books appropriate for their age and reading level. The book lists are prepared the previous year by teachers and librarians.

During the competition, all teams participate in three rounds of questioning. In each round, every team is guaranteed twenty questions about the books on the list. Teams are never eliminated. At the completion of the three rounds, scores are tabulated and the top three highest scoring teams are recognized and awarded prizes. Adults work as moderators, scorekeepers and team leaders during the competition.

Teachers and librarians volunteer to lead the teams in their own buildings. There is a great deal of flexibility as to how the program is run locally, but all involved have the same objective in mind - to get kids reading! The Reading Olympics provides an incentive and framework to read a variety of books. Reading Olympics is truly a "Celebration of Books".

The Elementary Competition will have a maximum of 20 teams this year.

The Middle School Competition will have a maximum of 24 teams this year.

Please contact us for more information:

Diahann Ouly- Staff Development Facilitator, CLIU


  • Middle School Students in grades 6-8 from any Carbon County or Lehigh County School.

  • Elementary School Students in grades 4-5 from any Carbon County or Lehigh County School.

WHAT: Reading Olympics is a reading competition for teams of students. Teams are responsible to read books on the approved Reading List. At the competition, teams answer questions that have been prepared about the books. Top teams are awarded prizes.

WHEN and Where:

  • Middle School (24 team maximum) -

  • Elementary School (20 team maximum) -

COST: Registration fee per team = $40.00. Lunch fee per student = $3.00

CONTACT: Diahann Ouly,; Shawn Green,; Pauline Romanowski,

Procedures and Guidelines for the Reading Olympics Challenge

Click here to see rules and responsibilities


  • Preliminary Registration is due:

  • Click here to complete the ELEMENTARY form

  • Click here to complete the MIDDLE SCHOOL form

  • Photo Opt-Out Form

  • Registration Invoice due by: