3rd Annual 24-hour Read-a-Thon
For the third year running, the Louise V. Hanson Library will be hosting Waldorf's annual Read-a-thon, where Waldorf students, staff and faculty, as well as local community members, sign up to read aloud for 15-minute shifts as part of a 24-hour marathon reading. Readers may choose to bring their own reading material (including their own creative work), or else choose a book from the library stacks. As in previous years, there will be a number of themed reading hours. This year's event will include a Comedy Hour, Poetry Hour, Children's Book Hour, the ever-popular Spooky Hour and more.
For the first time, the Read-a-thon will be raising funds to support Reach Out and Read Iowa, a nonprofit organization partnered with more than one hundred hospitals and clinics in Iowa that provides free children's books to low-income families, so as to encourage reading and help build a foundation of literacy in young children.
The Read-a-thon will take place in the LVH Library Lounge, starting at 3 p.m. on November 2 and running nonstop until 3 p.m. on November 3. It is free to the public, and anyone can participate by signing up for a time slot on the whiteboard schedule inside the entrance to the library.