Saturday Jan 24, 2015
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
THE POWERHOUSE ARENA [Dumbo]
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
For more information, please call 718.666.3049 RSVP appreciated: RSVP@powerHouseArena.com -or- Please fill out the “Bookings” form at the bottom of this page.
Join powerHouse Arena as we celebrate and raise awareness for the importance of reading for National Readathon Day!
About National Readathon Day:
You might take for granted how easy it is for you to read this sentence, but millions of Americans still struggle with basic literacy. 40% of American adults are either at or below basic reading proficiency, and 14% are fully illiterate. But the trouble doesn’t stop there. Each year, millions of Americans — especially our youth — are losing touch with the power and importance of reading books. As Malcolm X said, “People don’t realize how a whole life can be changed by one book.”
Help change lives this winter by celebrating National Readathon Day with Penguin Random House, GoodReads, Mashable, and the National Book Foundation at our powerHouse DUMBO location. Together with your support, we hope to help fund their efforts to educate, tutor, create and sustain a lifelong love of reading.
You can get involved by joining readers across America in a marathon reading session at our store. For more information, click here.
And don’t forget — share photos of everyone gathered reading in your venue using the hashtag, #timetoread!
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