National Readathon Day 2015
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National Readathon Day 2015

Happy National Readathon Day!

 

This Saturday, January 24, 2015 is the first National Readathon Day. Sponsored by the National Book Foundation and Penguin Random House, this is a great day to celebrate reading. They are encouraging people to read from noon to 4 pm (in their respective time zones) and make #timetoread.

 

Here’s a little bit from the website at http://nationalbook.org/2015_readathon.html

 

What’s National Readathon Day (NRD)?

  • NRD is a nation-wide marathon reading session on Saturday, January 24 from Noon – 4pm (in respective time zones)
  • You can share your love of books and support programs that promote reading by pledging to read and fundraising for the National Book Foundation
  • It’s like a walk-a-thon charity drive, but we’re turning pages instead of walking laps.

 

What does the National Book Foundation (NBF) do?

  • The NBF’s mission is to expand the audience for literature in America.
  • We’re dedicated to promoting literacy and reading through programs like the National Book Awards, BookUp, 5 Under 35, and the Innovations in Reading Prize.

 

You can also donate at the site, and create a fundraising team.

 

Since I just found out about it, I haven’t set up a fundraising team. But I will help spread the word and participate as an individual. I encourage my readers to do the same and post photos or tweets using the hashtag #timetoread.

 

Hope you find some #timetoread this weekend, and all through the year! Happy Readathon Day! 🙂

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