First read-a-thon to be held at Alpena library


For the first time ever, book lovers in Alpena will gather for a 24-hour reading spree, in an effort to raise money for cancer research.

The Alpena Public Library will host a “Read-a-Thon” on Saturday the 14th through the following morning.

Eric Magness-Eubank is the Director of the Library.

“If we just get a hand-full of people turn out, well then, the cause is furthered than what it was before, and we learned something in the process. And if hundreds of people turned out, well then, that might surprise us a bit, but it would be very gratifying,” said Magness-Eubank.

Magness-Eubank said there is no fee, but he encourages donations of one dollar per hour read.

Proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life foundation.

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