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Library Read-a-Thon: 24 Hours of Stories


Starting Friday June 5, at 8 a.m., Buncombe County Public Libraries will have 24 hours of local authors, librarians, essential workers, and familiar faces reading some of their favorite children's books to kick off summer reading fun. Although we’re reading children’s stories, this event is to remind everyone to continue reading and creating throughout the summer months.

We’ll have different readers every hour, and in some cases on the half hour; featuring Wiley Cash, Alan Gratz, Bobbie Pyron, Ted E. Tourist, Asheville Fire Department, County Manager Avril Pinder, County Commissioner Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, multiple officers from the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office, nationally renowned musician Tashi Dorji, our friends from LEAF, and all your favorite children's librarians.

We’re reading all day and all night and you’re welcome to join us on Zoom anytime. Register on the library event calendar to get the password. Stay tuned for the schedule of readers on Facebook and the library events calendar.