Read October

To celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Month in October, Read October raises money through sponsored read-a-thons to fund public libraries. Set personal reading and fundraising goals, and ask family and friends for sponsorship. Your participation will provide decodable books to public libraries and raise dyslexia awareness.

Support Dyslexia Awareness Month and Donate Today! 

What is the Library Project?

The International Dyslexia Association of Ontario partners with public libraries to bring awareness to the early signs of dyslexia and provides resources so families can support and advocate for their children. Funds from the Read October campaign help provide training for library staff, grants for decodable books, and information sessions for parents and caregivers. 

Grants provided
Decodable books purchased
Percent of libraries in a rural or remote community
Dollars granted

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Participating in Read October

In Your Community

children, families and businesses welcome

Participate in Read October by fundraising individually or in a group! For every $50 raised, you will enter the draw to win amazing prizes!


In Your Classroom

educators welcome

Raise awareness about dyslexia by signing up for our read-a-thon! Educators who register will receive stickers and an information packet. All registered classrooms will be eligible for a chance to win decodable books!

On Social Media

Everyone welcome

Each week, we will choose one lucky winner to receive an amazing prize! Join us in spreading dyslexia awareness online during October by using the hashtag #ReadOctober.


Read October Impact

We would like to thank International Dyslexia Association Ontario for their support in purchasing these great books and providing important resources that help so many children! #ReadOctober #DyslexiaAwareness

- Springwater public library

We appreciate the mini-grant from International Dyslexia Association, Ontario which have allowed us to make these resources available. #RightToRead

- Brock public Libraries

Thank you to our sponsors from @idaontario for helping us add decodable books to our collection! Check out our display in the Children’s department to learn about myths, facts, decodable books and how you can help end the stigma. #ReadOctober

- midland public library
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