April 2014, readathon

Cheerleader Sign Ups for the April 2014 RAT!

Gimme a Y. Gimme a O. Gimme a U! What’s that spell? YOU! Cheerleading for a bunch of crazy kids who are going to try to read all day long. TWENTY FOUR HOURS! The cheerleaders are JUST as important as the players and we desperately need a few. Or a bunch.  So grab those pompoms, write out your best cheers, and join us for some cheering this April 26th.

What does it mean to be a cheerleader for Dewey’s Read-a-thon?

It means having a great time while encouraging others by leaving a cheer or rhyme on their blog or through Twitter or  Tumblr.

You can read and cheer, in fact we encourage it!

Anyone can sign-up to be a cheerleader! There are some who solely devote their time to cheering but many readers enjoy cheering. Most readers will take an hour or two to go around and encourage other readers. While reading is the main focus of the read-a-thon it’s the interactions and connections you make that make the event so special.

How much time do I need to devote?

You can devote as much as 24 hours to as little as an hour. It’s whatever works best for your schedule! We certainly do not expect you to cheer for 24 hours, but wow, if you do, we would certainly all bow down to you.

How does this work?

There will be hundreds of readers to visit during the Read-A-Thon but don’t fret…you do not have to cheer for them all. Just a few days before the event you will be assigned a cheering squad based on the number of hours you said you could cheer. Each squad is then assigned a group of readers but you can of course cheer for those listed in the other squads!

Hip Hip Hooray!~ Now what you say?

Sign up below using the Google form to volunteer as a cheerleader. Instructions for how to proceed will arrive in your inbox!


11 thoughts on “Cheerleader Sign Ups for the April 2014 RAT!”

  1. My cheerleader last year was so amazingly awesome (despite the fact that he didn’t understand a word of what I had written as I was blogging in my native language!) that I decided that this time I had to give back! 🙂

    I am first and foremost a reader, so I won’t be able to do loads of hours, but would love to be able to spread just a little of the love 🙂

  2. Last time around I headed up Team Penguin and had an awesome time (especially using the English to French translator to help cheer on all those French blogger’s sites who participated in Readathon!). For me cheering is the best way to be interactive and social during readathon, which is what I love best. Also, it frees me up to listen to some audiobooks or read short stories/graphic novels so that I can cheer, cheer, cheer!

  3. Hi Cheerleaders,
    I don’t think I’m going to be able to participate in this Readathon, as I had hoped. Please take my name and blog off your list, so you can concentrate more fully on those who are involved. Hope to see you next time.
    Happy Reading and Cheering,

  4. Aaaaand, I just realised it was literal cheer and not just encouraging comments ><; (I swear I read the post before I signed up I don't know how I missed this). I apologise in advance for my poor rhyming capability.

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