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World Book Night

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Booklovers, including many librarians of course, are celebrating World Book Night on Tuesday, April 23. Held in the US, UK, and Ireland, the aim is to promote the value of reading, books, libraries, and bookstores by distributing free books all across the country. About 25,000 volunteer booklovers will be personally handing out specially printed copies of books to light or non-readers and to those without the means or access to books. The titles chosen for distribution are contemporary or classic titles that appeal to a wide range of new readers. They are diverse in subject matter, age level, gender, as well as ethnic and geographical considerations.

The day is chosen to celebrate the International Day of the Book as well as Shakespeare’s birthday.

There are about 2,000 World Book Night host locations, including KPL and several area bookstores. About 25 volunteers signed up through KPL, selected their title, and picked up about 20 copies of the book last week. They will distribute the books around town on Tuesday evening….watch for them if you are out and about.


World Book Night

Posted by Ann Rohrbaugh at 04/22/2013 08:39:21 AM | 

I was blessed to be a book giver yesterday for World Book Night. I really enjoyed walking around downtown handing out books. People were genuinely surprised, maybe a little skeptical at first, to be getting a free book. Some people indicated that once they had read it they would pass it on to another person and keep the giving going. I will definitely apply to be a giver again next year; what a neat experience!
Posted by: Elysha ( Email ) at 4/24/2013 8:40 AM

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