National Readathon Day, Saturday, January 24, 2015, make #timetoread

On January 24, 2015, readers across the country demonstrated their love of literature by pledging to read for four hours. With their support, we raised over $100,000 for our education programs, including BookUp. We're thankful for everyone who fundraised, donated, and made #TimeToRead, and especially grateful for the sponsorship of Penguin Random House, Mashable, and Goodreads.


We've collected some of our favorite moments people (and muppets) shared during the Reathon below.


If you were not able to participate on January 24, you can still show your support through a donation. Every contribution is significant and supports the NBF's programs.

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Ben Samuel, National Book Foundation


Sherrie Young, National Book Foundation


Penguin Random House Mashable and goodreads