Browns celebrate TD for Reading winner

Posted Dec 12, 2013

The Cleveland Browns visited Albion Middle School for a Touchdown For Reading Grand Prize Pizza Party earlier this week.

By: Brian Nelson, Community Relations Intern

The Browns proudly partnered with Cuyahoga County Public Library and Cleveland Clinic for the 2013 Cleveland Browns Touchdown for Reading Program. This program, now in its fourth year, highlights the importance to students of making reading a part of their everyday schedules and provides an opportunity for kids grades K-8 to log their minutes of reading during the program.

This year, Albion Middle School in Strongsville took top honors, as the students logged 235,377 minutes of reading - an average of 466 minutes per student enrolled in the school!  This achievement can also be attributed to the effort put in by teacher Robin Gilliam, the school’s reading monitor, who was named the top teacher in this year’s program.

To celebrate their achievement, the school and its students were awarded a Touchdown for Reading Grand Prize Pizza Party courtesy of Papa Johns with Browns Mascot, Chomps!  Earlier in the year, Jordan Cameron and Jabaal Sheard visited the Garfield Heights Library Branch to read to and help 75 students from Elmwood Elementary School pick out their very own library books.

This year’s program was a success, as the more than 1,400 participants logged nearly two million minutes of reading.  Reaching 47 communities in Cuyahoga County, Touchdown for Reading continues to support reading and education in Greater Cleveland.


As Cuyahoga County Public Library celebrates 90 years of service to the community, it remains committed to its mission of being at the center of community life by creating an environment where reading, lifelong learning and civic engagement thrive, and its vision to be the most convenient library system in the country. For more information, visit

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