Inspired by the oldest and largest cottonwood tree at Gathering Place, The Reading Tree Challenge unites Tulsa County in our common love of reading. With a goal of reading two million books before the Park opens, the program provides educators and families with activities, resources and an online book log to inspire children to find adventures inside a book. While our activities and resources are tailored for children in kindergarten through 3rd grade, the Challenge is open to children of all ages. With teachers, educators and families working together, we can inspire the next generation to marvel at the worlds that await them from page to page.
To learn more, go to The Reading Tree Challenge website and help us read two million books!
Join us at the Reading Tree Stage on September 8 and 15 to celebrate the Reading Tree Champions! Students that participated in the Reading Tree Challenge can bring their Golden Ticket to redeem a Reading Tree Champion medal on these days only.
Come see us during these times:
September 8th, 11:30 am – 7:30 pm
September 15th 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
After picking up your medal, enjoy story time, activities, performances and guest visits by the Gather Round Crew and the Gathering Place mascots.
Saturday, September 8:
11:00 AM - Story Time by the OKC Thunder
12:00 PM - Story Time by Addison Price, Miss Tulsa
3:30 PM – Story Time by The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Saturday, September 15
10:00 AM - Story Time by Rob Kaiser, Assistant Principal and Basketball Coach at Monroe Demonstration School
4:00 PM – Story Time by the Tulsa Drillers