Read Muskegon’s 10th Anniversary Celebration: A Decade in the Books

    Thanks to We Take Photographs for capturing our celebration, to Shelley Irwin for acting as our emcee, and to Hampton Green Farm and the Van Kampen, Boyer, Molinari Foundation for hosting our event and making sure over 95% of the funds raised during the evening will go directly to our programming.


Earth Day Family Literacy Dinner at EXIT

Read Muskegon celebrated Earth Day at our monthly Family Literacy Dinner at the EXIT alternative sentencing program.  After a delicious dinner, we read “The Earth Book” by Todd Parr and talked about simple ways to help take care of our planet. The kids decided “We should not break the Earth”.  We planted sunflowers to take home, read books as families, and spent a lot of time laughing.  A big thank you to Bernie O’s for the donation of pizza, the Nichols Community Cares Team for donating books and home care products for the families to take home, and the Great Start Collaborative for their financial support of this program.

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Read Muskegon 2015 Scrabble FUNdraiser Rules

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday, March 21st at the Watermark 920 for our Scrabble FUNdraiser.

If you haven’t played at our event before or just want to review the rules, you can find them by clicking here: scrabble rules

If you haven’t registered your team and would like to play, please call Louise at 231-769-5985.

Read Muskegon’s 6th Annual Scrabble FUNdraiser!



6-9 PM


Click the following link to register: 

scrabble wonks

scrabble team

scrabble fundraiser 2

scrabble best costume winner

For more information contact

Sarah (231)855-6540

Louise (231) 769-5985



Free Family Holiday Celebration!


Free Family Holiday Celebration!

When: 9am-11am on Dec. 6th

Where: Orchard View Head Start

1765 Ada Ave. in Muskegon


  • Crafts, Cookies, Singing, and Games for children ages 0-6
  • A Free Book for All Children Who Attend!

For More Information Call 231-766-5040

Literacy Labs Begin Serving Local Communities

Over the past year, Read Muskegon has been working with our community partners to develop Literacy Labs, a unique program that is make literacy tutoring more accessible to those adults who are most in need.  Literacy Labs are staffed by trained Read Muskegon volunteers who offer a drop-in model of tutoring that was developed based on a successful lab program being run in Indianapolis.  The labs won’t replace our 1-on-1 tutoring model, but work as a gateway for many learners to build the confidence and trust needed to commit to more intensive tutoring. Currently, we are piloting the labs at the Duck Creek and Orchard View Adult Education programs, where we work closely with teachers to support the academic and career success of their students.  Literacy Labs are also available at Head Start centers through the White Lake and Orchard View Community Education programs.  These labs will target low-literacy parents and help them improve their own reading skills while also working with them on building early literacy and school-readiness skills in their children.  For more information on the Literacy Labs or to find out how to become a volunteer, contact

Read Muskegon Quarterly Newsletter – Fall 2014 edition now online

Highlights of our new programs, a recap of Rah! Rah! Read Muskegon, an introduction to our new VISTA volunteer, and more are covered in this first edition of our e-newsletter.  Click here to read the full edition and make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss the latest news.