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Multi-tasking at its best

August 20, 2014 - Diane Speer
If, like me, you work full time, stay involved in lots of extra curricular activities, and make spending time with family and friends a priority, then carving out time just for yourself gets tricky. At least that's been my experience almost on a daily basis. One of my favorite activities that too often these days gets pushed by the wayside is cozying up with a good book. I'm happy to say that this weekend Alpena County Library is affording me an opportunity to not only support an important cause but also to read while I'm doing it. The library is hosting its second annual 24-hour Read-a-thon beginning at 8 a.m. this Saturday and continuing round-the-clock through 8 a.m. Sunday. Participants are asked to call the library's circulation desk at 356-6188, ext. 10, to reserve a two-hour time block, then bring a book to the library and settle in for two hours of non-interrupted reading. Because the Read-a-thon is a fundraiser, participants also are asked to donate a minimum of $1 for every hour that they spend reading at the library. Readers are encouraged to seek additional donors as well. In the interest of busyness, don't worry if you don't have time to reserve a slot ahead of time. Library staff says you can just drop by any time during the 24-hour period and read. And don't worry if you don't have something good to read at the moment - I'm pretty sure the library's got that covered as well. For me personally, what's not like about this? Serving the community I love and reading both at the same - it's a multi-tasking win-win.


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