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2015 National Readathon Day Party

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 The first National Readathon Day, a marathon reading session is scheduled for Saturday, January 24, 2015 from noon to 4 pm in more than 100 locations across the United States. Supported by Penguin Random House, GoodReads, Mashable, and the National Book Foundation, this event is an invitation for readers from across the United States to commit to sitting down and reading a book, or books, for an afternoon. The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, invites readers of all ages to its National Readathon Day Reading Party where they can come, munch on light snacks, and read for four straight hours in a quiet room. No registration is required.  For more information, call 215.788.7891.

Like other readathons or marathons, individuals can raise funds for the National Book Foundation by creating a profile at, if they choose to do so. However, fundraising is not a requirement to participate in this Grundy Library event. The mission of the National Book Foundation is, “… to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America.”