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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.

To register your classroom for the Phanatic About Reading program for the 2019-2020 school year, click on the Register Now button below.

For information on how your classroom can be a part of Phanatic About Reading during the 2019-2020 school year, email

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 or call 215-463-1000.

Phanatic About Reading Night presented by Xfinity

The Phillies celebrated literacy at the ballpark during Phanatic About Reading Night presented by Xfinity on June 7. Fans 14 & under received the newest Phanatic book in the series. Additional highlights included 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!

  • Abington
  • Absecon
  • Appoquinimink
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Atlantic City
  • Audubon
  • Avon Grove
  • Bellmawr
  • Bensalem
  • Bordentown
  • Brandywine
  • Brandywine Heights Area
  • Bristol Township
  • Brooklawn
  • Bryn Mawr
  • Caesar Rodney
  • Camden
  • Camden City
  • Cape Henlopen
  • Capital
  • Centennial
  • Central Bucks
  • Chester-Upland
  • Chichester
  • Christina
  • Cinnaminson
  • Coatesville
  • Collegium Charter School
  • Colonial
  • Council Rock
  • Daniel Boone
  • Delaware County Intermediate Unit
  • Delran
  • Dennis
  • Deptford
  • Diocese of Allentown
  • Diocese of Harrisburg
  • Downingtown
  • Easton Area
  • Egg Harbor Township
  • Elsinboro
  • Garnet Valley
  • Glassboro
  • Gloucester City
  • Governor Mifflin
  • Great Valley
  • Greenwich Township
  • Haddon Heights
  • Haddon Township
  • Haddonfield
  • Hamilton Township
  • Harrison Township
  • Hatboro-Horsham
  • Independence Mission
  • Jamison
  • Kennett Consolidated
  • Lafayette Hill
  • Lebanon
  • Linwood
  • Lower Moreland
  • Lower Township
  • Mansfield
  • Maple Shade
  • Medford Lakes
  • Methacton
  • Middle Township
  • Milton Hershey
  • Monroe Township
  • Montgomery Early Learning Center
  • Moorestown
  • Mount Ephraim
  • Neshaminy
  • New Castle
  • New Hope-Solebury
  • North Penn
  • North Schuylkill
  • Ocean City
  • Octorara Area
  • Oldmans Township
  • Owen J. Roberts
  • Palmyra
  • Pedricktown
  • Pemberton
  • Penn Delco
  • Penn Manor
  • Pennridge
  • Pennsbury
  • Pennsville
  • Perkiomen Valley
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenixville
  • Pine Hill
  • Plymouth Meeting
  • Pocono Mountain
  • Pottsgrove
  • Pottstown
  • Radnor
  • Reading
  • Red Clay
  • Ridley
  • Riverside
  • Seaford
  • Sewell
  • Smyrna
  • Souderton
  • South East Delco
  • Southern Columbia Area
  • Springfield
  • Springford
  • Township of Franklin
  • Tredyffrin Easttown
  • Upper Darby
  • Upper Dublin
  • Upper Merion
  • Upper Moreland
  • Upper Perkiomen
  • Upper Pittsgrove
  • Ventnor City
  • Vineland
  • Voorhees
  • Washington Township
  • Wenonah
  • West Chester
  • Wildwood
  • William Penn
  • Willingboro
  • Wilmington
  • Wilson
  • Woodbury Heights
  • Woolwich Township
  • Wyoming Valley West


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