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National Readathon Day

Save the date and mark your calendars for #Readathon2016 on May 21. If you are a library, school, or bookstore, start planning a reading party where readers can join together in person to celebrate Readathon Day. Email us at readathon@penguinrandomhouse.com to tell us about your event and have it featured on our Reading Parties page.

5/21/2016
When: Saturday, May 21, 2016

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Ready, Set, Readathon!

It takes just a few moments to make a commitment to early childhood literacy bygiving back and helping the American Library Association's Every Child to Read program.

​Follow the steps below to join readers across the nation online and in person for #Readathon2016.


Save the Date

Save the date and mark your calendars for #Readathon2016 on May 21. If you are a library, school, or bookstore, start planning a reading party where readers can join together in person to celebrate Readathon Day. Email us atreadathon@penguinrandomhouse.com to tell us about your event and have it featured on our Reading Parties page.

Sign Up

Click here to sign up for emails about National Readathon Day from Penguin Random House, including book recommendations, party ideas, and other reminders for the big day. Stay tuned for a link to signup!

Start Talking

Start spreading the word about #Readathon2016 and your commitment to supporting early childhood literacy. Visit our Share page to download and share images and videos, or post your own pictures of what and where you will be reading on May 21.

Contribute

Help libraries across the nation support early childhood literacy by contributing to our fundraising page on Firstgiving.com. Donating is simple and secure, and all funds will be sent directly to the American Library Association by Firstgiving.

Read!

On Saturday, May 21, 2016, join the Readathon and start reading! Be sure to share what you're reading with the world on social media, using the hashtag, #Readathon2016. Visit our share page for downloadable images and videos, and be sure to document how much you read on social media.

Party!

To find out where you can join fellow readers in person on Readathon Day, visit our Reading Parties page to find a reading party near you. Be sure to share pictures on social media using the hashtag #Readathon2016. 

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