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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 Xfinity.

Founded in 2004, the program encourages students in grades Pre-K through 8th grade to read for a minimum of 15 minutes a day to improve their literacy skills.

Thank you for your interest in the Phanatic About Reading program, presented by Xfinity! Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is closed. For information on how your classroom can be a part of Phanatic About Reading during the 2020-2021 school year, email[email protected].


Program Structure


Children in grades Pre-K through 8th grade 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 via an online form, 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 [email protected] or call 215-463-1000.

Phanatic About Reading Night presented by Xfinity

The Phillies will celebrate literacy at the ballpark during Phanatic About Reading Night presented by Xfinity on June 13. Fans 14 & under will receive the newest Phanatic book in the series. Additional highlights include a special pre-game ceremony recognizing 10 readers from the Phanatic About Reading program and a ticket discount.

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!

  • Allentown
  • Allentown Diocese
  • Ambler
  • Appoquinimink
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Aston
  • Avon Grove
  • Bellmawr
  • Bensalem
  • Bethlehem
  • Bordentown
  • Brandywine
  • Bridgeton
  • Bristol
  • Brooklawn
  • Buena Regional
  • Caesar Rodney
  • Camden
  • Capital
  • Central Bucks
  • Cheltenham
  • Cherry Hill
  • Chester-Upland
  • Chichester
  • Christina
  • Cinnaminson
  • Clark
  • Coastesville
  • Collegium Charter School
  • Collingswood
  • Colonial
  • Columbia Borough
  • Conrad Weiser ASD
  • Council Rock
  • Delran
  • Dennis
  • Deptford
  • Derry Township
  • Diocese of Allentown
  • Diocese of Camden
  • Diocese of Trenton
  • Diocese of Wilmington
  • Dover
  • Downingtown
  • East Greenwich
  • East Penn
  • Eastampton
  • Eastern Lebanon County
  • Easton Area
  • Egg Harbor Township
  • Elk
  • Elsinboro
  • Exeter
  • Florence
  • Franklin
  • Galloway
  • Garnet Valley
  • Gibbsboro
  • Glassboro
  • Gloucester City
  • Gloucester Twp
  • Great Valley
  • Greenwich Township
  • Haddon Heights
  • Haddonfield
  • Hainesport
  • Hamburg
  • Hamilton Township
  • Hatboro-Horsham
  • Haverford
  • Hempfield
  • Hershey School
  • Kennett Consolidated
  • Kutztown Area
  • Lakehurst
  • Lancaster
  • Laurel Springs
  • Lawrence Township
  • Lebanon
  • Lindenwold
  • Linwood
  • Little Egg Harbor
  • Lower Merion SD
  • Lower Moreland
  • Lower Township
  • Magnolia
  • Manchester Township
  • Manheim Central
  • Maple Shade
  • Margate
  • Medford Lakes
  • Methacton
  • Milford
  • Monroe Township
  • Montgomery
  • Morrisville
  • Mount Ephraim
  • Mount Holly
  • Neshaminy
  • New Hope-Solebury
  • Newark
  • Norristown
  • North Penn
  • North Schuylkill
  • North Widwood
  • Northampton
  • Oaklyn
  • Oldmans Township
  • Owen J. Roberts
  • Palmyra
  • Parkland
  • Paulsboro
  • Pemberton
  • Penn Manor
  • Penn-Delco
  • Pennridge
  • Penns Grove Carney's Point RSD
  • Pennsauken
  • Pennsbury
  • Pennsville
  • Philadelphia
  • Pine Hill
  • Pitman Boro
  • Pittston Area
  • Pleasantville
  • Pottsgrove
  • Pottstown
  • Pottsville
  • Quakertown Community
  • Radnor
  • Reading
  • Red Clay
  • Ridley
  • Riverside
  • Rose Tree Media
  • Runnemede
  • Smyrna
  • Solanco
  • Somers Point
  • Souderton
  • Southeast Delco SD
  • Southern Columbia Area
  • Springfield
  • Springford
  • Stratford
  • Swedesboro-Woolwich
  • Toms River
  • Tredyffrin-Easttown
  • Unionville-Chadds Ford
  • Upper Darby
  • Upper Deerfield
  • Upper Dublin
  • Upper Merion
  • Upper Moreland
  • Upper Perkiomen
  • Upper Pittgsrove
  • Vineland
  • Voorhees
  • Wallingford-Swarthmore
  • Washington Township
  • Waterford Township
  • Wenonah
  • West Chester
  • West Deptford
  • William Penn
  • Wilmington
  • Wilson
  • Winslow Twp.
  • Woodbine
  • Woodbury Heights
  • Woodlynne
  • Wyoming Valley West


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