Celebrate National Literacy Month with the “Why I Love to Read” Promotion

by Country Inns & Suites
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson is excited to announce the “Why I Love to Read” essay promotion in celebration of reading and National Literacy Month! This essay promotion gives parents an opportunity to help their children share why they love books and reading. In partnership with Random House LLC, Country Inns will donate one book per “Why I Love to Read” entry to First Book, a non-profit organization that is committed to helping children achieve more in school. The first 75 entrants will also receive an age-appropriate Random House book for their child, just for entering their essay!

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To enter the promotion, parents should ask their child to answer the question of “why I love to read” and then write an essay based on their answer. Essays must be between 175-400 words and can be submitted in one of three age categories: ages 7-9, ages 10-12, and ages 13-16. One winner will be selected at random from each age category, and the winning essays will be published here on the Talk of the Country blog. In addition, each winner will be awarded a library of 52 books, one to read each week of the year. With these prizes, Country Inns hopes to encourage children to read throughout the year and remind them that reading can be an entertaining and rewarding pastime.

Ready to talk with your child about their love of reading and capture it in an essay? Enter the “Why I Love to Read” promotion at https://whyilovetoread.com by midnight EST on September 25, 2013. To commemorate National Literacy Month, Country Inns will announce the winners on September 30, 2013.

While National Literacy Month is only celebrated for 31 days each year, Country Inns has an ongoing commitment to literacy. Each of our hotels in the United States and Canada is proud to offer the Read It & Return Lending Library. The Lending Library is an in-hotel library that allows guests to read and return books at their leisure – even allowing them to take books home and return them upon their next visit to a Country Inns & Suites hotel. Our partnership with Random House allows us to offer a contemporary collection of adult, pre-teen, and children’s books in our libraries. You’ll be sure to find a book that each member of your family will love!

We’re so excited to read your essays and find out all of the reasons that your children love to read.  Enter the “Why I Love to Read” promotion today!

For more details about the promotion, see the Official Rules.