The National Book Foundation and Penguin Random House are encouraging you to make #TimeToRead tomorrow between Noon and 4 p.m. (in your respective time zone). 40% of American adults are at or below basic reading proficiency and 14% are illiterate. Additionally, 53% of 9-year-olds read daily—with that number dropping to only 19% by the time they turn 17.
National Readathon Day is meant to save the bookworms and inspire reading for pleasure. If you choose to donate through FirstGiving, proceeds will support education programs like BookUp—an afterschool reading program that has donated over 25,000 books to middle schoolers.