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“Parapalooza!”is SIBA’s YouTube channel devoted to people reading a favorite single paragraph from favorite books -- as a way to foster avid readers’ enthusiasm for great writing. People are invited to submit their own short videos to the channel by sending them to

Parapalooza is SIBA’s way to take the “you’ve got to read this!” impulse to the next level. By encouraging readers to share their favorite paragraph from their favorite books, we also encourage the spread of great Southern literature. With the advent of easy distribution via social media sites like Vine and Youtube, and the fact that anyone with a smart phone can record a video and share it with the touch of a button, sharing readerly enthusiasm is a natural way to bring readers together around their favorite paragraphs. The only requirement is the paragraph be read aloud with meaning, enthusiasm, and feeling!
Videos are featured on the ARTS website and Facebook page, on the ARTS twitter feed and in the Lady Banks newsletter. Stores are welcome to use the videos in their own promotions, to submit videos, and to encourage their customers to submit videos as well.

Earn 2 B3! points for each paragraph submitted from your store.

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