All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders – whether in public school, private school, or homeschooled/unschooled – are invited to join in a Reading Marathon next Saturday. It’s happening at six Seattle Public Library branches around the city, including the Southwest Branch here in West Seattle. Teen-services librarian Cheresse Thoeny shares the announcement:
What is the Reading Marathon? Your chance to read for six straight hours at a Seattle Public Library branch.
Why would I want to do that?
· For every hour you read, you’ll receive a prize. Read all six hours and you might win a fabulous grand prize!
· If students from your school read the most total hours, your school receives the Reading Marathon Champions banner—and bragging rights.
· There will be plenty of free snacks and pizza will be served.
· You can bring a pillow, bean bag, or anything else to make things comfy.
· You can read anything you want (book, e-book, magazine, comic, etc.) as long as you read it silently. (What about audiobooks? Check with a librarian ahead of time.)
To join in, just show up at the Southwest Branch Library (35th and Henderson) between 11 am and 5 pm next Saturday (November 16th).