Read Like Mad and Spread Literacy!

Join us in a reading game which will benefit Madison Reading Project and kids in our partnering programs throughout south central Wisconsin. For eight (8) weeks read as many books as you can from the suggested categories (genres) on the game board. You’ll also be entered to win* one of our weekly prizes, and one our grand prizes.


Just by playing Read Like Mad, you're helping give books to a child in our local neighborhoods, so they can grow to have a love of reading too. 

Funds raised through the game will go directly back into our literacy programs and enable us to purchase new books for children in our partnering programs.

*Only paid registrants are eligible for the prizes. To be eligible for one of the top prizes, your completed game board and pledge (donation) must be received by 5:00 p.m., November 23, 2018. Please see our complete list of  rules regarding the prizes.

Check out our 2017 winners and sponsors.  

How to Play Read Like Mad

2018 Sponsors


The game will run from September 23, 2018 - November 17, 2018.

  1. Pick a dollar amount you pledge (donate) to read per book. For example, you choose to pledge $10 per book you read. A minimum pledge of $1 per book is required.

  2. Register to play. Registration includes a $10 registration fee

  3. Download the game board. 

  4. For each book you read either write the name of the book or a tally mark (I) in the appropriate category on the game board.

  5. On November 17, 2018, add the number of books you've read and submit your game board and your full pledge (donation) amount to Madison Reading Project.

Rules of the Game

  • Play fair - Books need to be reading level appropriate.

  • Read your books in any order you want. Just read as many as you can during the eight (8) weeks.

  • No cheating - one submission per registered player.

  • Only count the books you're reading for yourself. 

  • Sharing is caring - share this game with your friends, coworkers,  
    and make it a friendly competition!





How Do I Submit My

Pledge (Donation) and Completed Game Board?

Once you've Read Like Mad, submit your pledge* either:

OR  mail your payment and game board to: 

             Madison Reading Project

            101 Agnes Court

            Mount Horeb, WI 53572

You may also email your game board:

*Example: If you paid the $10 registration fee, pledged $10 per book and you read 10 books, your donation is $100. If you didn't previously pay the $10 registration fee, your donation is $110.




Grand Prize


Grand Prize



Reminder: Only paid registrants will be eligible for the prizes. To be eligible for one of the grand prizes, your completed game board and pledge (donation) must be received by 5:00 p.m., November 23, 2018.

(Adult) Grand Prize (most read books):

Inner Fire Yoga: One (1) month unlimited yoga
Lowlands Group: Cafe Hollander gift card


(Child) Grand Prize (most read books): 

 Sky Zone Madison:  Two (2) sets of four (4) 60 min jump

Madison Reading Project: Four (4) new (age appropriate) books


Weekly Prizes (Random Drawings): 

Every registered player is eligible for a weekly prize in our random drawing. 

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company: gift card

GrandStay Hotel & Suites – Mount Horeb, WI: family swim pass 

Hallman Lindsay Paints: gift certificate

Ian's Pizza: gift card 

Mystery to Me: gift card 

Schuster's Farm: gift certificate

Vike-Stenich Family Chiropractic: gift certificate


Vino Van-Go: gift certificate

Vitense Golfland: gift card

Weekly Prize


Stay Connected To The Game

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During the game, we’d love for you to give us updates on your progress as well as pictures of you enjoying your books. Connect with us and other players via the Read Like Mad Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter profiles. We’re Read Like Mad on all four social networks.

When posting to your social networks or ours, please make sure to use our hashtag #ReadLikeMad so we can find you. Don't forget to participate in our social media contests for opportunities to earn extra entries into the weekly  prize drawings!

Madison Reading Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible. 

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