We will be offering refreshments for anyone who comes in to the library to read between noon and 4pm that day. People will log their time reading, and anyone who reads for more than 15 minutes at the library will get a free book of their choice courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Here is our flyer.
We will be the force responsible for filling a room full of book lovers! It is a dream come true for this RA librarian.
There is still time for you to plan something. If your meeting rooms are already booked for January 24th, you can simply invite people into the building during the day and encourage them to read. Even refreshments at the circulation desk could work to entice people to stay.
Since it is the first year, no one really knows what to expect nor what type of program will work best. Also it is important to note that while The National Book Foundation is encouraging people to use the event to help them raise money for their programs, you do not have to do the event as a fundraiser to participate. You can simply use this day to raise awareness about the library and its place as the book and reading HQ in your communities.