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Read-A-Thon
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Date/Time
Sunday, June 1st 2014 - All Day

Location
Yankton Library

Yankton Area Literacy Council is offering prizes for Kindergarten through 5th graders who love to read or just like to win prizes!

The Read-A-Thon to be held in June will offer prizes for the most minutes read and for the most money collected. So readers should be ready to get their pledges. Packets will be available at the YALC office, 610 W. 23rd St., Suite 11, and from the Yankton Library, 515 Walnut St in May and early June.

Although a new program, the Read-A-Thon is the primary fundraiser for the Literacy Council. Funds are necessary to purchase materials for the many people who use the services. Volunteer hours for tutors were 1228 last year and students  put in 2648 hours in 2013 for a total of 3926 hours. That was an increase of almost 2000 hours over 2012, according to YALC Coordinator Bev Calvert.

Potential tutors or those who needs help with reading or math contact Bev Calvert at (605)665-3048.

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