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Read-A-Thon Kick-Off Party (all ages)

7 April 2018 @ 15 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min

The American Library in Paris and Message Paris are organizing a Read-A-Thon to encourage reading, and raise funds for the Library. This Read-A-Thon is open to children and teens of all ages. All participants will receive a certificate of participation. Join us for the kick-off party on Saturday 7 April where you’ll learn about the Library’s history, and we will have games, prizes and more!



During a 2-week reading range, children read, and collect money based on the number of minutes they read. The donations will be used to support the American Library in Paris, a non-profit English language Library founded in 1920.



Did you know that the American Library in Paris is the largest English-language lending library on the European continent? It is a place where people gather to explore ideas, build community and connect with other English speakers. As a non-profit, we count on you to continue to provide great programs, books and services!



Message is the largest association for English-speaking parents and parents-to-be in France. It is an entirely volunteer-run, independent, nonprofit association that provides a social and support network to expectant women, new mothers, fathers and parents of children of all ages. The Message playgroups and forums are well known in the Anglophone community; in addition, Message also offers programs for older children. The Primary School Kids Group (PSK) is proud to bring you this Read-A-Thon in conjunction with the American Library in Paris. Learn more at www.messageparis.org.



  • 7 April (15h00-16h00): Kick-off party at The American Library in Paris. We’ll have fun quizzes, games and surprises in store.
  • 7 April – 14 April: Find sponsors (like family and friends) who will pledge (or promise!) a certain amount of money for every minute that you read (for example: 10¢ per minute), add the sponsor’s name, address and pledge amount to your pledge sheet.
  • 14 April – 28 April: Read! Use a clock to keep track of your reading for the Read-A-Thon. Please use the reading log provided. The more you read the more you raise!
  • 28 April – 12 May: Total your minutes and collect your pledges. Turn in the pledge sheet and donations at the Library by 26 March.
  • 12 May (15h00-16h00): Celebrate! Join us for the Read-A-Thon finale! Collect your certificate of participation and enjoy some fun, prizes, and surprises. Hand in your donations by this day!


This special Saturday program, and the Read-A-Thon finale party do not require advance registration, and are free and open to the public. Caregivers are expected to familiarize themselves with these guidelines so that we can provide a pleasant library environment for all patrons.








7 April 2018
15 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min
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