Anyone can register for our Read-A-Thon!

Any business, restaurant, organization, neighborhood or book club can create a team.  

Max number of team members is 25. 

If you are interested in creating a team use this Read-a-thon Team Signup Form.

Recruit your team – ask your friends, employees, members and/or customers and have them register. Non-school teams will be monitored and tracked for a weekly prize.  

Teams raising the most funds per week will receive a team prize. Prizes will be awarded each Monday.

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Calling all Students and Families

Calling all Students and Families – Your school needs you to “Catch the Reading Wave”!

Register to read for your school team and earn your school the chance to win a weekly $500 grant.  Weekly student raffle drawn for NKEF prizes and individual prizes for the top 3 collectors. Register here  NKEF Catch the Wave Read-a-thon Registration and Tracker

School team flyer

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Catch the Reading Wave BOOK DRIVE


Please donate your gently used books suitable for Preschool, Young Readers, Teen, and Adults in the marked bins at the following locations by February 10th, 2021.

Flowers by Bert & Peg Gardner’s Wharf Seafood
Tockwotton Farms
Living Hope Christian Church 

Book Drive flyer

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NKEF Catch the Wave Read-a-thon Registration and Tracker

Are you an avid reader? Are you looking for a fun way to support a great cause? Are you willing to Catch the Reading wave with the NKEF? IF your answer is yes to any of these you are in the right place! 
The North Kingstown Educational Foundation is hosting their first ever, annual read-a-thon fundraiser.   The whole month of February we are raising funds to provide grants for the NK School department.  It’s easy to participate –  Register yourself for a team, read your favorite book or two, track your minutes and collect donations.  
NKEF Catch the Wave Read-a-thon Registration and Tracker

There are team challenges and weekly prizes!!  Check out the teams!! Families and students can register for their school teams, individuals can register for the NKEF Reader Team and businesses, neighborhoods, book clubs and organizations can create a team.  
If you are interested in creating a team, sign up here 

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Catch the Reading Wave Read-A-Thon Calendar is LIVE!

The North Kingstown Educational Foundation Catch the Reading Wave Read-A-Thon calendar is now live!!! Check out the month’s worth exciting and fun opportunities to expand your reading experiences!!  There is something for everyone!!  The NKEF has joined forces with the North Kingstown Town Library, Davisville Library, and the Blue Bus Foundation to compile a calendar of events that will encourage your love of all things reading.   Participate in one or all of them.  We can’t wait to share the love of reading with you! Mark your calendar, you won’t want to miss out!

Catch the Reading Wave – Read-A-Thon Calendar

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NKEF launches Town Wide Read-A-Thon February 1, 2021

The NKEF is hosting a month long event full of fun activities for you and your family to take part in all while raising money for education in our community! Visit Catch the Reading Wave Read-A-Thon to get a calendar of activities, printouts, contests deadlines and more.

We have partnered with The Blue Bus Foundation to bring to you The Blue Bus Book Mobile. Donate your gently used book for all ages to help us fill our Book Mobile. Donations will be accepted from January 15th until February 1st at the locations below. If you looking to host a collection bin at your business please contact

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The votes have been counted and the Winners of Light Up NK are…

Thank you to all who participated in Light UP NK Decorating Contest. This event raised a little over $700 for the North Kingstown Educational Foundation and created a Holiday Fun for the community. We had about 550 votes come in for our registered locations. And the winners are…


Best Light Display: 14 Hawthorne Court- 114 votes – Adam Wotherspoon
Best Use of Tech: 136 Brookside Dr-46 votes – Liane Hagenmoser
Deck the Halls: 8 Brighton Lane-103 votes – Amy Parenteau
Holly Jolly: 517 Glen Hill Rd- 56 votes – Stacy & Rick Connors

Business Winner

Gardner’s Wharf : 64 votes

BEST IN SHOW (Top Votes)

Adam Wotherspoon

14 Hawthorne Court

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Calling all bookworms and storytellers!!

Register to be a Masked Reader here

 The North Kingstown Educational Foundation is in need of volunteers who are willing to “mask up” and read a story on a virtual meet during our month-long, town-wide Read-a-thon.  

We are looking to schedule evening time “storytime” for all ages.  This is a volunteer opportunity to support the NKEF and surprise everyone with who you are after you finish reading your book.

We encourage parents, NKSD faculty/staff, coaches, business owners, town officials/employees, and/or anyone else who loves to read to “mask up” and sign up.  These storytimes will be done virtually and we will set-up the meet and advertise the event.  

Please complete the form and be sure to include your preferred date and time and 3 clues that we can post to advertise the event and gain interest in your storytime.  We are prepared to host a storytime each night so the date/time preference will be on a first come, first serve basis.  

 Sign-ups are due by January 6, 2021.  Get creative and join in on fun with the NKEF!!!  

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NKEF Luminary Event Map is LIVE

Let’s Light up NK tonight!  We have sold a little over 225 luminary kits to whole neighborhoods and individuals of NK and they are ready to share a little hope for the holidays.  Luminary bag displays will be out tonight and tomorrow night from 5-9pm. Thank you to all who purchased kits and supported the NKEF in our first ever holiday fundraiser.  We are so happy to be part of the season and creating a new tradition for North Kingstown.  
Take a break from the hustle and bustle and drive around to view the peacefulness of the night and the lights.  Here is the map of locations of the bags to view.   Enjoy!!! 

NKEF Luminary Map

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NKEF Luminary Event Kickoff is Tomorrow! Did you purchase your kit?

We only have about 25 kits left !!! They are flying out the door ! If you haven’t purchased yours please click on the link below and we will deliver the kit right to your door.

Luminary Kit Purchase

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