Is this the world’s first librarithon?

Our friend Zoe at Playing by the book has posted an update on her plans to raise money for Book Aid International as part of World Book Day.

It’s a librarithon!

Zoe and her daughters are planning to spend their half-term week visiting as many libraries as they can by public transport. Their target is an amazing 14 libraries in three separate counties!

Zoe will be posting pictures and talking about the stories they’ll be reading along the way, which is brilliant. You can keep up to date on her blog, or the@playbythebook Twitter feed.

The librarithon is also a way of showing their support for all the local libraries facing potential closure in the UK, for which we at Book Aid International have a great deal of sympathy. Libraries are so important, and it’s important that we don’t take them for granted.

Maybe there are other ways to support libraries in the UK, and raise funds for World Book Day too?

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3 responses to “Is this the world’s first librarithon?

  1. Thanks for spreading the news of our librarithon! I’m spending some of today planning the logistics – where, when, how, and coming up with some ideas to keep the kids engaged and excited about the project too… We’re really looking forward to it and so happy to be spreading the word about Book Aid and raising money for you at the same time.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful project! Looking forward to reading about your adventures!

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