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Read-a-thon in Sunapee

Maybe it’s just me, but this sounds like a great evening: five hours of uninterrupted reading time. If you’re a student in first through 12th grade (which, unfortunately, leaves me out), you can participate in the Abbott Library Lock-in Read-a-thon on Saturday, May 18. It’s a way to raise funds for the new Abbott Library in Sunapee, N.H.

Here’s all you have to do:

  1. Get pledges from family, friends and people you know.  Pledges can be for every minute you read or a fixed amount.  For example, you might promise that you will read for 200 minutes and a pledge of 20 cents a minute would mean a donation of $40.
  2. The five participants who gather the most donations will receive a certificate and a small prize.
  3. Come to the library to pick up your pledge and permission form or email

And here’s the schedule:

  • 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM:  Quiet Reading Time
  • 6:45 PM-7:00 PM:  Break – Snacks and Stretches
  • 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM:  Quiet Reading Time
  • 7:45 PM – 8:00 PM:  Break – Refreshments and Recreation
  • 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM:  Quiet Reading Time
  • 8:45 PM-9:00 PM:  Break – Munchies and Music
  • 9:00 PM-9:45 PM:  Quiet Reading Time
  • 9:45 PM – 10:00 PM:  Break – Edibles and Entertainments
  • 10:00 PM – 10:45 PM:  Quiet Reading Time
  • 10:45 PM – 11:00 PM:   Farewells

Participants are welcome to start and end the evening whenever it is convenient for them and their parents/caregivers. And if you want to volunteer – oh, hey, maybe I can do that – the library is looking for some adult volunteers. Happy reading!


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