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800 Villa St.
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 632-1606

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It is the mission of Cops 'N Kids Reading Center to enable and empower all children to strive toward the fundamental successes in life - through recognition for the importance of reading.

Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler surprises student

Cops 'N Kids Reading Center (Racine) - Julia M. Witherspoon reading @ RUSD Roosevelt School 2017/03/31

LeRoy Butler & staff members at Gifford school for a book drive

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Blaze Pizza Fundraising Event

April 26th – April 28th
Blaze Pizza
5423 Washington Ave, Mt. Pleasant, WI
Sunday, April 28th ~ LeRoy Butler serving up Blaze Pizzas 1:00-4:00pm
Click Here for a Voucher.

Enjoy yourself and support our cause at a special fundraising event for Cops ‘N Kids Reading Center. Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of proceeds from your meal back to our organization. Bring in the voucher or show it on your phone before paying.
Bring in your new or gently used children’s books for donation.


2018-19 School Year Registration

We are now accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. Our program starts Sept. 17, 2018. Our schedule follows R.U.S.D. If they have school, we have school. If they are off, we are off.
Fall, Winter and Spring Hours of Operation:
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Attendance Days by Age Group:
Monday - 3, 4 and 5 years by September 1st (& Potty trained)
Tuesday - First and Second Grade
Wednesday - Third and Fourth Grade
Thursday - Fifth and Sixth Grade

Click Here to Download an Enrollment Form in MS Word.
Click Here to Download an Enrollment Form pdf.

Summer Program

June 18th to July 31st, 2019
CNK Reading Center
800 Villa Street, Racine, WI 53403
Monday thru Thursday from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Click Here for a pdf flyer.
Click Here for a Registration Form.

Our summer program, named, “How Does Your Garden Grow” revolves around our 2 Community Gardens on Marquette Street and on Villa Street. The kids plant the seeds, water and tend the gardens daily, harvest the fruits of their labor, prepare those foods to eat as their snack for the day, read and write stories about freshly grown foods and learn as much as possible about the foods they grow/eat and the choices they make. The teachers prepare healthy snacks and teach the children about making healthy choices. The children are encouraged to try different foods and in different ways.

16th Annual Book Giveaway

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018
Festival Hall
5 Fifth Street, Racine WI
9am - 11am
Click Here for a pdf flyer.

This event is for children --- All adults must be accompanied by a child. Children can choose their favorite books FREE. SANTA CLAUS will be visiting all good little girls & boys. Gift wrapping is available courtesy of Junior League of Racine.

We’re trying to go green. Please bring your own recyclable heavy duty bags, canvas bags & backpacks. (We will have some plastic bags available curtesy of Image Management)

Special guests may include the Racine Police Department, K9’s, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office and many other Law Enforcement Officers from surrounding SE WI agencies including the FBI and Racine/South Shore Fire Departments to autograph your books if you like. Stop by and chat with them.

Cops ‘N Kids Reading Center, Inc.
Founder/Executive Director
Julia M. Witherspoon
Special Guest GB Packer
Hall of Famer & Inventor of the Lambeau Leap
LeRoy Butler III (&IV)
Racine Police Chief
Arthel Howell

Here are photos from the previous Annual Book Giveaway. Click on photo for larger view.

Our Dedicated Staff Click on photo for larger view.

Miss Cynthy McCrory with her children

Miss Kim Prewitt with her grands

Miss Kathy Gueldenzopf
with her grandson

Miss Ginny Mueller with her 5th & 6th grade class