FOREST CITY, IOWA, Oct. 23, 2018 – For the third year, Waldorf University will hold the annual 24-hour Read-a-thon in the Luise V. Hanson (LVH) Library lounge located at 106 S. Sixth St. Forest City, IA, 50436. The event will be begin at 3 p.m. on Friday Nov. 2 and continue for a total of 24-hours ending at 3 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 3.
For the first time, the Read-a-thon will be raising funds to support Reach Out and Read Iowa, a nonprofit organization partnered with more than one hundred hospitals and clinics in Iowa that provides free children's books to low-income families, so as to encourage reading and help build a foundation of literacy in young children.
Waldorf students, staff, and faculty, as well as local community members, sign up to read aloud for 15-minute shifts as part of the 24-hour marathon reading. Readers may choose to bring their own reading material (including their own creative work), or choose a book from the library stacks. As in previous years, there will be a number of themed reading hours. This year's event will include a comedy hour, poetry hour, children's book hour, the ever-popular spooky hour, and more.
The event is free to the public, and anyone can participate. To sign up for a reading slot or to make a donation toward the Reach Out and Read Iowa initiative individuals can visit the LVH library or contact Ryan Clark at ryan.clark@waldorf.edu.
About Waldorf University
Founded in 1903, Waldorf University is a regionally-accredited liberal arts university located in the heart of Forest City, Iowa. Waldorf delivers engaging learning experiences through innovative residential and online instruction, providing its students associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and certificates in the areas of business, communication, criminal justice administration, education, music, psychology, theatre and more. Visit Waldorf.edu to learn more.