Reading is fun and important!
My Book Day is designed to promote the idea that reading is fun as well as an important, life-long skill.
The Eden Prairie Noon Rotary funds this annual event in partnership with the Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools to promote the importance of reading.
My Book Day is a program which:
  • provides 650+ first graders in Eden Prairie with a book of their choice.
  • collaborates with the Eden Prairie school district staff to choose several books; each first grader then makes their choice and a few months later they receive their book on My Book Day.
My Book Day Annual Celebration
At the My Book Day event at Eden Prairie High School:
  • first graders from across the Eden Prairie School district are greeted curbside by the Eden Prairie High School Band and then gather in the Performing Arts Center.
  • High School students share the joy and benefits of reading and how reading enhances their participation in learning.
  • High School choirs, orchestra, and science students may present some experiments, or the robotics club may demonstrate a frisbee throwing robot that they designed, all to communicate that reading is foundational to learning.
  • every first grader in the EP school district is given a hard cover book (presented to them in their classroom).
Eden Prairie Noon Rotary is proud to partner with the following organizations for My Book Day:
Fun Fact: we celebrated the 20th anniversary of My Book Day in May, 2024.  In 20 years 12,000 books have been gifted throughout the Eden Prairie School District!