Stop reading? Believe it or not, it’s a literacy challenge

Published: Sep. 7, 2021 at 7:38 AM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Literacy of Northern New York wants you to stop reading. But only for 5 minutes.

Executive director Cecilia Brock told us about the Stop Reading Challenge. It’s a way to bring awareness to how important literacy is.

Watch the video above for her interview on 7 News This Morning.

She points out that nearly everything we do involves literacy. We’re constantly reading, whether its street signs or words across a screen.

The challenge is to stop reading for 5 minutes sometime between September 8 -- International Literacy Day -- and the end of the month.

People are encouraged to post how they did with the challenge on social media with the hashtag #stopreadingchallenge.

If they failed, they’re asked to donate $5 to adult literacy programs.

You can find out more at

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