Calling Young Readers: BtB Read-A-Thon Needs You!


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This semester we’re excited to launch Behind the Book’s Read-A-Thon – our new fundraising project designed for kids.

By hosting a BtB Read-A-Thon, your young readers will be able to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students in underserved neighborhoods in NYC and help us grow our community of lifelong readers – just by reading!

The BtB Read-A-Thon is a great fundraising activity for all ages and reading levels to implement in schools, churches, community groups, and reading groups. It’s also an activity that can be done whether you read for a day, a week, or a month. Everything you read during your BtB Read-A-Thon helps us bring great authors and their books into underserved NYC public schools.

It’s simple to start. First, gather a group of book lovers. Then tell your friends and family that you’re reading for Behind the Book and ask them to sponsor your reading. You can use our BtB Read-A-Thon Kit with sponsorship forms and reading logs to track your reading and pledges. At the end of your reading period, collect your pledges and make your donation to Behind the Book.

Behind the Book has plenty of ways for our adult friends and supporters to get involved, from house parties to classroom volunteering opportunities and corporate reading series to our 5K Fun Run. But who better to help spread the gift of literacy to NYC students, than students!?



Celebrate literacy and help us create #Readers4Life. Contact for details.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and through our #Readers4Life hashtag to see how your sponsorship impacts the reading lives of our students.