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Up all night, read all day October 9, 2009

Posted by Galaxy in Uncategorized.


The Galaxy Bookshop’s Second Annual 24 Hour Read-a-Thon is set to kick off Friday, October 16 at 4 p.m. and run through Saturday, October 17 at 4 p.m. The Read-a-Thon is a fundraiser for Hardwick Head Start and Early Head Start and promotes the importance and the enjoyment of reading at all ages. Hardwick Head Start and Early Head Start provide education, nutrition, health, community, and social services to low-income children.

Read-a-Thon participants collect pledges–all of which will be donated to Head Start–and can spend up to 24 hours at The Galaxy Bookshop reading and enjoying a variety of activities. Last year, thirty-eight readers participated in the Read-a-Thon, raising just over $800 for Head Start and collectively reading over 10,000 pages and dozens of books! Head Start used the money raised by our readers to purchase furniture for a reading area and books for the program’s students.

Just resting my eyes

Admittedly, Read-a-Thonning is tiring work, but lots of fun! You’re welcome to stay for the entire 24 hours (as Morgan, above, did last year) or come join us for a short time. We also invite you to stop in during the day on Saturday–the store will be open for normal hours–to cheer on our readers and make a donation to Head Start.


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