Free Books for New or Light Readers on World Book Night, April 23
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 • 1:38pm
Monday, April 23, 2012 is World Book Night!
WHO: From Kodiak, Alaska, to Key West, Florida, in 6,000 towns and cities across America, 25,000 volunteers will give away half a million free books on one day: April 23, 2012.
WHAT: World Book Night U.S. is an ambitious campaign to personally give out thousands of free, specially printed books across America. Volunteer book lovers like myself will help promote reading by going into our communities and handing out free copies of a book we love to new or light readers, reaching them especially in underserved places – and even some fun spots. Volunteers will be picking up the books at a local bookstore or library in order to go out and share them in locations as diverse as VA hospitals, nursing homes, ballparks, mass transit, diners, and more.
I am very proud to be a part of the first World Book Night in the U.S., following the impressive launch of this campaign in the UK and Ireland last year.
On April 23, 2012 with 20 copies of Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, I will be handing out books outside of Dunkin Donuts and Old Glory Restaurant in New Providence. The giveaway begins at 5:00pm and ends when all 20 copies have been handed out.
For more information about World Book Night, please go to www.worldbooknight.org
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