Virtual Read-A-Thon is a Success!

The Discovery Center’s first ever virtual Read-A-Thon was a tremendous success, raising over $22,000 to support the immediate needs of the Museum. As you may know, The Discovery Center has been significantly impacted by COVID-19 with the closure of the Museum and reductions in revenue from our childcare programs. Many of our longstanding summer fundraisers also could not run – so we had to get a bit creative this year.

We had no idea if a virtual read-a-thon would work and set a modest goal, crossing our fingers that we would find readers who would be willing to fundraise to make the event possible. Thirty-five amazing fundraising readers stepped forward with almost 500 donors lending their support. We could not be more grateful!

Videos created for the Read-A-Thon are still available to view on our website, YouTube Channel, and Facebook Page. And you can still support the Read-A-Thon!

The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier


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Saturday: 10AM – 1PM
Sunday: 2PM – 5PM
Monday: 11AM – 2PM

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Binghamton, NY 13903

Phone: 607-773-8661
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