This Saturday, May 21st is the 2nd annual National Readathon Day sponsored by publisher Penguin Random House and the American Library Association (ALA). If you’re looking for a good way to relax and take a break–or challenge yourself to catch up on your reading!–this is your day. If you’re looking for a book for the occasion, stop by the law library and/or your local library, find a book, and enjoy! You’ll be joining readers across the nation, and you’re certainly welcome to come read here as well. We’ll be here on Saturday from 9 AM – 5 PM.
Last year, the 1st annual National Readthon Day was held in January. The National Book Foundation was a partner in 2015, and you can discover and draw inspiration from how readers got their reading on at their website. The Readathon Day is also an opportunity to donate to amazing organizations that work hard to promote literacy in our country. Last year, The National Book Foundation was also a recipient of over $100,000 pledged on Readathon Day to grow their education programs and make a difference in readers’ lives.
This year’s fundraising spotlight is again on a benefactor as well as recipient: ALA’s Every Child Ready to Read, an initiative that promotes early literacy, and equips parents and libraries with resources to connect young lives with the joy of reading.
To be a part of the fun, use #Readathon2016 on your social media platforms, especially on Facebook where donations can also be securely made to Every Child Ready to Read. Another way to donate: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanLibraryAssociation/
To share your love of reading, visit the National Readathon Day’s Share page for shareable images, videos, and GIFs, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #Readathon2016 to see what folks around the country will be reading on Saturday.