The American Library Association has joined forces with Penguin Random House to support the second annual National Readathon Day on Saturday, May 21.
Dedicated to the joy of reading, National Readathon Day raises funds to support literacy and is observed in libraries, schools, bookstores, and on social media with the #Readathon2016 hashtag. This year, the event is being presented by ALA's Libraries Transform Campaign, and will benefit ALA's Every Child Ready to Read initiative, a program that supports the early literacy development of children from birth to age five.
Readathon Day is also being supported by PRH's Library Awards for Innovation, which invites libraries across the country to apply for grants to creating innovative community-based programs. Libraries are encouraged to use Readathon Day as a jumping-off point for submissions.
President of ALA Sari Feldman said she is "thrilled" to partner with PRH on #Readathon2016. "Not only does Readathon Day present an opportunity to generate excitement among readers of all ages, but it also enables children and students everywhere to get involved in an effort that supports youth literacy."
To contribute to #Readathon2016 and ALA's Every Child Ready to Read, visit their fundraising page.