KUED's 15th annual Reading Marathon is being held this week through Nov. 24.

Children may pick up a reading log at their public library or online at www.kued.org. Children of preschool age through fifth grade have different reading goals to meet; details are outlined on the reading log.

Participants may read alone, read to someone else or be read to by another person.

"KUED's Reading Marathon is a great way for families to read together," says Jacqui Voland, community outreach manager for KUED.

Libraries and partners statewide will host kick-off parties this week. A schedule is available at www.kued.org.

The celebration of National Children's Book Week is in partnership with Utah's public libraries and community agencies. Last year, more than 3,000 children participated in the Reading Marathon, and more than 1,100 children and their parents celebrated at the Utah State Fairpark in January.