Sonora, Ca -- When the Tuolumne County Main Library opens at 10am this morning, the reading aloud of Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows will begin.
Members of the public are invited to share the passing around of one copy of the book, by reading aloud a sentence, a page, or a chapter, until the tale is told. The “read-a-thon” will run from 10am-4pm today, 1-3pm Sunday, and during regular business hours until the book is completed. Progress will be recorded on a countdown posted near the reading, which will list the time that each new chapter begins.
“This series has stimulated so much attention to reading for fun, reading by youth, and fantasy reading, that we just wanted to help promote the excitement,” says Director of Library Services Connie Corcoran. “The read-a-thon is our first endeavor to bring people of all ages together to share the joy of a single book at the same time.”