Bolen Books owner, Samantha Bolen (right) and daughter, Madeline Holmes hold just some of the titles available in the Hillside Mall store. You can read whatever you like as a participant in the upcoming Summer Readathon fundraiser for literacy on June 1. bolen.bc.ca.

Bolen Books owner, Samantha Bolen (right) and daughter, Madeline Holmes hold just some of the titles available in the Hillside Mall store. You can read whatever you like as a participant in the upcoming Summer Readathon fundraiser for literacy on June 1. bolen.bc.ca.

Put your love of reading to good use June 1

Bolen Books hosting Summer Readathon to help the Victoria Literacy Connection

You may be a big fan of reading, but what do you think of the idea of raising money for a great cause, just for doing what you love?

Bolen Books in Hillside Shopping Centre is giving you the opportunity to do just that, on Saturday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., as it presents its Summer Readathon fundraiser, benefiting the Victoria Literacy Connection.

The idea is for you to collect pledges from sponsors for every hour that you read, whether it’s one sponsor willing to pledge $5 per hour or multiple people up supporting you for up to 12 hours. By doing so you’ll be helping fund programs that support child literacy in Victoria and helping children improve their reading comprehension skills.

The event is free for participants, who are eligible for in-store giveaways throughout the day and prizes donated by HarperCollins Canada. If you want to take part in the Summer Readathon or have any questions, email your RSVP or inquiries to bolenspecialevents@gmail.com.

Later this month: Hear Judith Williams talk about her new book, Raincoast Chronicles 24: Cougar Companions, Tuesday, May 28 from 7 to 8 p.m. This free event will see the book available to purchase; to register for the talk, email bolenspecialevents@gmail.com or call them at 250-595-4232.



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