In the words of Joseph Brodsky: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” The Delaware Valley Reading Team give members the opportunity of encountering new books. Each team of approximately ten students is faced with the task of reading 45 books, ranging from The Great Gatsby to The Scorpio Races, and competing against other schools in a competition sponsored by the Colonial IU. Several teams from Delaware Valley High School participate in the Colonial IU Reading Olympics in the Spring. Each member of the winning team receives a signed copy of one of the novels from the reading list.