Reading 365 celebrates reading through virtual event


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A program launched during the pandemic to encourage children to read is turning one.

The program Reading 365 was developed by the nonprofit American Literacy Corporation.

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People from all over the world, including in the Midstate, logged on to read a book every day through the program. Organizers said it was a way to connect with people at a time when they were limiting in-person contact.

“Whether we are in person or we have to social distance, reading is the foundation for everything for learning. It creates an opportunity for kids to be an independent learner,” Floyd Stokes, Superreader, said.

In celebration of the program turning one, organizers would like 365 people or more to join them for a virtual celebration, at which Grace Byers, author of the book “I Am Enough,” will read her book.

People who are interested in joining the virtual event can sign up online.

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