SitStayRead improves literacy skills and fosters a love of learning in Chicago's at-risk children.



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A treat for your dog can be a treat for Chicago’s struggling young readers!

Lincoln Bark is now the official dog treat of SitStayRead!…

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Novemberfest! Why should October have all the fun?

  Why should October have all the fun? Join us…

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Tails Pet Magazine profile of SitStayRead

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Underwater Dogs photographer comes to Chicago for new release!

Seth Casteel comes to Chicago! Seth Casteel’s underwater photography of…

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„Sit Stay Read brings the world to our classroom through their books, dogs, volunteers and guest readers. My students have a very limited view of the world. Most don’t even realize there’s a beach less than a mile from the front door of our school.“

-Second Grade Teacher, Read more testimonials.