by Andrew Fair
WHAT IS THE READATHON?
The National Readathon Day is a marathon reading session on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 12 noon to 4.00pm. We invite you to join readers across America in sitting down to read a book that afternoon – committing to read for four hours at home or other place of leisure – or come and join us in HPU Smith Library! There will be refreshments, plus we can help you identify and locate titles you might want to read.
WHAT CAUSE AM I SUPPORTING?
Consider this: “53% of 9-year-olds read for pleasure daily, and by the time they turn 17, that number drops to 19%” (NBF).
The Readathon is helping to raise funds to support the National Book Foundation (NBF). Their mission is to expand the audience for literature in America. Your donation can help fund their efforts to educate, tutor, create and sustain a life-long love of reading. You can also ask friends and family to sponsor your reading (Suggestion: 50¢ – $1 per hour = $2 – $4… or more!) If you cannot read on that day, you can still make a donation and be part of the Readathon.
IS THERE A FUNDRAISING TARGET?
At HPU our target is to raise $100. Any dollar amount raised is immensely helpful, and will go to the nonprofit efforts of the NBF, to expand the audience for literature in America.
WHAT BOOK SHOULD I PLAN TO READ FOR THE NATIONAL READATHON?Great question – you can read anything you like! The time commitment is four hours, so this might be a great opportunity to sit down with that book that you have been meaning to read for ages! Come in to an HPU library and select from our wide selection of leisure reading materials: fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, young adult fiction, magazine or newspaper titles!
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
For further information about the HPU Readathon event, please ask a staff member in the library, or contact: Andrew Fair email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you at HPU Smith Library on Saturday, January 24. Noon – 4.00pm.
Thank you for supporting this important cause.