Read Across Oklahoma

READ ACROSS OKLAHOMA has been CANCELED this year. It will be held next year on April 6, 2021.

Read Across Oklahoma is a special reading event directed at young children and held each year to celebrate literacy and encourage reading. The event features special activity stations and performances throughout the zoo.


Children's band, Spaghetti Eddie and author Hannah Harrison

In 2019, more than 5,500 children and parents celebrated the 13th annual Read Across Oklahoma event, at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Oklahoma Department of Libraries provided children with free books to encourage family reading!  Volunteers set up fun activities for the children including making banks and storytelling bracelets, receiving temporary tattoos, playing literacy games, reading books at story-time stations, dancing to children’s music performed by Spaghetti Eddie, and watching a very special reading of Friends Stick Together, by Oklahoma author and illustrator, Hannah E. Harrison!

View more photos from the 2019 Read Across Oklahoma on Flickr.