Hawkeye’s Bookworms Reading Program


2022 marks the 15th year of Hawkeye’s bookworm program, which has encouraged and rewarded over 200,000 kids in the region to read books. Hawkeye and the RedHawks are excited to have you, and your classroom is a part of this exciting year of reading. For a baseball fan like Hawkeye the off-season and winter months can get a little boring, so why not put the extra effort into not only exercising our bodies but also our minds? Hawkeye knows that reading is a gateway to learning, exploring, and becoming a successful member of our surrounding communities.

The purpose of ‘Hawkye’s Bookworms’ is to encourage kids to read with a program that mixes fun prizes, community support, and interesting themes for students to partake in. Hawkeye is excited for so many new and familiar friends to be returning to the program as we start to explore this year‘s theme: “Out of the Park”.


Hawkeye’s Bookworms is a four-week-long reading program that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each participating classroom. Each week, you will set a reading goal for your students to reach, as each goal is up to you to decide. You will use the enclosed tracking sheet and scorecard to help track each student’s progress. Students will be rewarded weekly once they reach each level over the course of the program.

SINGLE (1st Base): Erbert and Gerbert’s Kids Meal Voucher
DOUBLE (2nd Base): Culver’s Free Scoopies Voucher
TRIPLE (3rd Base): Applebee’s Kids Meal Voucher
HOME RUN: RedHawks General Admission Ticket Voucher

To kick off the program, you will receive a video link from Hawkeye and his assistants, explaining the Bookworms program to students.

The goal of this year’s theme is to incorporate the outdoors while making a connection to baseball. “Out of the Park” focuses on all sides of the outdoors, nature, and adventure. Hopefully, students are able to use reading to explore national parks and environments, learn more about their favorite critters, or discover the fun that can be had in their own backyards. Besides baseball, Hawkeye loves adventure and exploring nature through reading. Students can also learn about things that aren't found in around here, from the highest mountains to the deep blue oceans. Nature has so many things to offer! There are endless things to learn about the outdoors, so let’s get started!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 
Ashley McCoy, Community Relations Director 
email · 701-235-6161