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Read-a-thon/Telethon

Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 9:00am to 9:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

The Wissahickon Valley Public Library is holding its first ever Read-a-thon/Telethon on March 9, 2013 from 9 AM-9 PM.

The library has an anonymous donor who challenged the library to raise $10,000 from new donors.  Anne M. Frank, Director of the Library, said, “The library responded by sending an annual appeal and a newsletter to all patrons of the library.  That has garnered almost $7,500.  Our challenge for the Read-a-thon/Telethon is to raise the remaining $2,500 for the match.” 


“The Read-a-thon/Telethon has people talking, they want to know exactly what it is,” says Lynne Tillet, Volunteer Coordinator. The library has invited readers from County Commissioner Josh  Shapiro and State Representative Kate Harper to Michael Morsch, Montgomery News Editor to local authors, teachers, firemen, township officials, actors, musicians and of course, librarians. Each hour, the focus will shift from readings for adults, to readings for children.
People are encouraged to come out, not just to listen to the marathon of readers, but to spend some time reading in the library themselves, or with their families.  Attendees can log their reading time to earn raffle tickets for prizes including gift certificates, games, jewelry and books.  They can also enjoy some free snacks and a wandering magician.


While the Read-a-thon is in full swing, volunteers will be in the back office calling library patrons asking for a donation to help meet the $10,000 match.

We will have a raffle pull for prizes!
Refreshments will be available

  Reading Schedule
Time Reader

9-9:30

9:30-9:45

9:45-10

1. Michelle Miller

2. Ellen Dimm – Lower G. Elem - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

3. Ronnie Hayman – Lower G. Elem - Giraffes Can’t Dance & Moostache

10-10:15

10:15-10:30

10:30-11

1.  Christine Schmidt – Author – Death of a Drug

2. Joanne McHugh - Personal Chronicles - selections from My Words Are Gonna Linger

3. Michael Morsch – Montgomery Media, Executive Editor – Dancing in my Underwear

11-11:15

11:15-11:30

11:30-11:45

11:45-12

1.  Dr. Lisa Ruff – Blue Bell Elem. – Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type

2. Pat Straus – Ambler Boro Council -  There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Clover

3. Representative Kate Harper - The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

4. Kathy Benson – Mattison Ave. Elementary - The Great Fuzz Frenzy

12-12:15

12:15-12:30

12:30-12:45

12:45-1

1. Carol Polis – Author – The Lady Is a Champ

2. Ling Zhang -Toastmaster - Don’t Throw Away Tomorrow by Robert H Schuller

3. Susan Charkes - Author - Outdoors with Kids

4. Nate Pugh - Teen Outreach Director, Ambler YMCA - The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

1-1:15

1:15-1:30

1:30-1:45

1:45-2

1. Jessica Dimuzio, VMD & Johnny Angel (dog) -Authors - Bark! Bark! Bark for my Park!

2. Renee Bates - Second Alarmers - Oh the Places You’ll Go

3. Kit Grindstaff – Author (Kid Lit Author Club)- Magician’s Elephant

4. J. D. Shaw – Author - Leave No Footprints

2-2:30

2:30-2:45

2:45-3

1. J. F Berg - Author - Ventana

2. Marsha Low - Author - The Orange Robe: My 18 Years as a Yogic Nun

3. Shawn Esser - BB Tea Party Patriots - The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich A.Hayek

3-3:15

3:15-3:30

3:30-3:45

3:45-4

1. Michael Bromberg - Volunteer/Ambler Symphony – Frog & Toad

2. Larry Comunale - Lower Gwynedd Township Manager - Put Me In the Zoo

3. Tom Gill - Toastmaster - 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

4. Lois Reibach - Mystery Book Club - Riley Mack & the Other Known Troublemakers

4-4:30

4:30-4:45

4:45-5

1. T. A. Bradley – Author - Relic of the Damned

2. Patrick Cox - Author/Toastmaster - The Clean Water Crisis

3. Dan Hicks - Volunteer – Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

5-5:15

5:15-5:30

5:30-6

1. Sandi Feight - Lower Gwynedd Parks & Rec. Director - Richard Scarry’s Lowly Worm Sniffy Book

2. Frank DeRuosi - Ambler Mayor Candidate - Piggy Pie by Margie Palatini

3. Steve Seyfried - Family Stages - The Wind in the Willows

6-6:15

6:15-6:30

6:30-6:45

6:45-7

1. Adam Button - WVPL Reference Librarian - TBA

2. David Lodge - Toastmaster - TBA

3. Phyliss Shanken - Author - Eye of Irene

4. Sue Burdick - WVPL Outreach/Marketing Librarian - TBA

7-7:30

7:30-7:45

7:45-8

1. Ms. Tegan Conner-Cole - Mo Willems Pigeon Book/Bedtime Story Time

2. Jeanne Sorg - Ambler Mayor Candidate - Do Unto Otters

3. Sue White - WVPL Staff - TBA

8-8:15

8:15-9

 1. Donna Persico - Author - Murdered Innocence

2. David Morgan & strings (including Ms. Tegan) - WMS Music

Who should attend: