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Phanatic About Reading

The Phillie Phanatic is the star of children's books and as a result has turned his love of reading into the exciting Phanatic About Reading program presented by Comcast. Founded in 2004, the program encourages students in grades K-8 to read for a minimum of 15 minutes a day to improve their literacy skills. Area teachers can enroll their classrooms now and join the nearly 40,000 already reading with the Phanatic!

For information on how your classroom can be a part of Phanatic About Reading during the 2017-2018 school year, email

Phanatic About Reading Program

Phanatic reads with kids

Program Structure

Children will be asked to spend a minimum of 15 minutes a day reading any book they select. The Phillie Phanatic will make a special visit to the top performing schools. To qualify for a Phanatic visit, teachers will report on student's reading achievements, and from that progress report, schools will be selected for a visit.

Upon registration classrooms receive:

  • Rules of the Phanatic About Reading Program
  • Phanatic About Reading Incentives and Materials

For information on how to register, e-mail or call 215-463-1000.

Literacy Night at the Ballpark

Planning for Comcast Phanatic About Reading Night is underway. Stay tuned for the date and more information.

Teacher Testimonials

This program has been terrific for reluctant readers. It has been especially rewarding for students that were not motivated readers. It has been rewarding to watch these young readers become more fluent readers.

I used the reading program as an incentive to motivate my students to read. The program was just, simply, fun! Everyone loves the Phanatic and anything to do with him.

I have used the program since September. My students have actively kept the reading log to show their reading. Thank you very much. I will look forward to doing this awesome program again next year.

I would like to commend you and the Phillies organization for taking part in such an important area of student development. As a Reading Specialist, I am thrilled to see organizations that kids so passionately care for develop programs to encourage the whole child! I am equally as impressed with the knowledge of reading research that is included in your letter.

Thank you for providing my class with this opportunity. They are really enjoying the challenge. I am proud to see that I am seeing many of my students showing a greater interest in reading.

Participating School Districts

If you don't see your School District, enroll your school and your district will be added to the list!

  • Abington
  • Absecon
  • Alloway Township
  • Appoquinimink
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Audubon
  • Avon Grove
  • Barrington
  • Bensalem Township
  • Bethlehem
  • Brandywine
  • Brandywine Heights
  • Bridgeton
  • Bristol Township
  • Brooklawn
  • Burlington County Special Services
  • Caesar Rodney
  • Camden City School District
  • Camden Diocese
  • Cape Henlopen
  • Centennial 
  • Chester Upland 
  • Chichester
  • Christina
  • Coatesville
  • Collegium Charter
  • Colonial
  • Conrad Weiser
  • Council Rock
  • Downingtown Area 
  • Delran Township
  • Dennis Township
  • Deptford Township
  • Devereux Brandywine
  • Diocese of Harrisburg
  • Diocese of Trenton
  • Diocese of Wilmington
  • Easton Area 
  • Egg Harbor Township
  • Elsinboro Township
  • Evesham Township
  • Fairfield Township
  • Garnet Valley
  • Gloucester City
  • Gloucester Township
  • Governor Mifflin
  • Great Valley
  • Hamilton Township
  • Harrisburg
  • Harrison Township
  • Hatboro-Horsham
  • Havertown
  • Hazleton Area
  • Jim Thorpe Area
  • Kennett Consolidated
  • Lawnside
  • Lawrence Township
  • Little Egg Harbor
  • Lower Merion 
  • Lower Moreland Township
  • Lower Township
  • Lumberton
  • Magnolia
  • Manheim Township
  • Mantua Township
  • Maple Shade
  • Marple Newtown
  • Maurice River Township
  • Medford
  • Medford Lakes
  • Methacton
  • Millville 
  • Milton Hershey
  • Montgomery County
  • Mount Ephraim
  • Mount Holly
  • National Park
  • New Hope-Solebury
  • Norristown Area 
  • North Penn
  • North Schuylkill
  • Northern Lebanon 
  • Northfield
  • North Schuylkill
  • Oldmans Township
  • Owen J Roberts
  • Palisades 
  • Palmerton
  • Palmyra
  • Paulsboro
  • Pemberton Township
  • Penn Manor
  • Pennsauken
  • Pennsbury
  • Pennsville
  • Perkiomen Valley
  • Philadelphia
  • Pitman
  • Pittston Area 
  • Pleasant Valley 
  • Pocono Mountain 
  • Pottsgrove
  • Pottstown
  • Quinton 
  • Radnor Township 
  • Red Clay Consolidated
  • Reading
  • Ridley
  • Runnemede
  • Shamong
  • Shenandoah Valley
  • Smyrna
  • Souderton Area 
  • Southern Columbia
  • Springfield
  • Spring-Ford
  • Stroudsburg Area 
  • Swedesboro Woolwich
  • Tabernacle 
  • Township of Franklin
  • Tredyffrin/Easttown
  • Trenton 
  • Upper Darby
  • Upper Moreland Township
  • Upper Perkiomen
  • Upper Pittsgrove
  • Vineland
  • Voorhees Township
  • Washington Township
  • Waterford Township
  • West Chester Area
  • Westampton 
  • Whitehall Coplay
  • William Penn
  • Williams Valley
  • Wilson
  • Winslow
  • Woodbury Heights
  • Woodland Township
  • Woodlynne
  • Wyoming Valley West


To learn how to enroll your school in the Phanatic About Reading program presented by Comcast, email or call 215-463-1000.