Q-Kids Readers

Q-Kids Readers for Home

Would you like to see your name in lights? All you have to do is read, read, and read! When you reach one of the goals listed below, you will become a Q-Kids Reader and your name will be aired on WQLN-TV 54.1! Is that cool or what?

There is just one requirement
One of your books must be related to PBS. For example, you can read a book about Elmo, Arthur, or Martha Speaks. For our older readers, you might be inspired to read a book about ice glaciers after watching an episode of NOVA. Simply include this information in the e-mail. For our more advanced readers, 100 pages is equivalent to 1 book. For example, if you read 1500 pages, it will be counted as 15 books. Make sure one of your book selections is inspired by something you watched on WQLN-TV 54.1.

Submitting Your List
After you have read all of your books for the month, ask your mom, dad or guardian to contact Q-Kids Readers and include their name and address (to show that we have permission to air your name on WQLN-TV 54.1), your name, your age, and all of your book titles. You will immediately be enrolled in Q-Kids Readers! It's simple, free, and fun! Submit your book list by the 25th of the month, and your child's name will air for 30 days beginning the first week of the following month.

When submitting your child's book list each month, please include the child's name, the number of books read, the title of each book with the author's name, then submit your books list by 5 pm on the 25th of each month to Q-Kids Readers. Remember to highlight the PBS book within your book list.

  Download the Q-Kids Readers Book Log

To become a Q-Kids Readers Business Partner, contact Kathy Woodard at (814) 217-6001.

Q-Kids Readers for Classrooms

Teachers, help make reading more fun in your classroom!
Enroll your class in Q-Kids Readers, WQLN’s free monthly book club, and receive a set of books for your classroom when you reach the gold level!

BRONZE: Read 5 books together as a class
Each student will receive a Q-Kids Readers membership card.

SILVER: Read 10 books together as a class
The classroom will be recognized on WQLN-TV 54.1 each time it reads 10 books within a month!

GOLD: Read 15 books together as a class
The teacher will receive a set of books* and the classroom will receive an ice cream sundae party!**
*Limit of three (3) sets of books per classroom, per year. **Limit of one (1) ice cream party per classroom, per year.

Help your class keep track of its progress with the Class Punch Card and Class Book Log.
  Class Punch Card   Class Book Log

For more information about Q-Kids Readers for Classrooms, contact Kathy Woodard at (814) 217-6001.
  Download the Q-Kids Readers Flyer

PBS Summer Reading Program

Media Partners for Education announces the first statewide PBS summer reading program. All seven Pennsylvania PBS stations (WHYY, WLVT, WVIA, WITF, WPSU, WQLN, WQED) will be hosting similar contests as a statewide initiative to encourage summer reading across Pennsylvania!

The Summer Reading Program invites all children who have just completed Kindergarten - 5th grade to participate. Readers will be divided into three categories:

  • Kindergarten-Grade 1
  • Grades 2-3
  • Grades 4-5

How it works:
  • Between June 1 and July 31, 2018, all readers will keep a log of books read and their time spent reading on the Summer Reading Program book log form.
  • Grade K-3 readers must read at least one PBS-related book (such as Clifford, Cat in the Hat, Daniel Tiger, etc.)
  • Grade 4-5 readers must also watch at least one episode of a PBS show (such as Nature, NOVA, or American Experience) and read a book related to the episode topic.
  • Is the student part of another summer reading contest? Those books count, too! Just include them on your book log form!
  • Submit the completed book log forms and submission information by email, U.S. Mail, or by fax no later than August 8, 2018. Contact information is listed below.
    Email: kwoodard@wqln.org
    U.S. Mail: WQLN Education, 8425 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509
    Fax: 814.864.4077

Local Recognition: The top three readers from each category will get the opportunity to tell about their favorite book on WQLN TV. All winners will receive a prize!

State Recognition: The top reader in each category will be part of a statewide celebration.

  Download Reading Log       Download Information Sheet

For questions, contact Kathy at (814) 217-6001.