To celebrate International Book Day, April 23, 2014, and to encourage reading, book givers can give away twenty free copies of a book. All you have to do is sign up to be a “giver” at WorldBookNight.org.
Currently in its third year, World Book Night USA is a nonprofit group that organizes a giant book giveaway. Last year over 25,000 volunteers blanketed the country with half a million books on the same night. The goal is to put books in the hands of people who don’t normally read for pleasure. So each “giver” must come up with an idea of where to find non-readers; possible choices include churches, a park, tavern or even the jail.
For 2014 there are 35 popular, engaging books from which to choose. A complete list of books is available for viewing at us.worldbooknight.org/books/2014.
The Door County Library has once again applied to be a distribution center. Last year a number of “givers” from Southern Door to Washington Island, chose Door County Library as a pick-up location. The books arrive at the library a few weeks before the giveaway date. Givers are notified, they pick up their box of books, and then distribute them across the county on April 23.
Applications will be accepted from now until Jan. 5. For more information contact Adult Services Librarian Laura Kayacan at 920.746.7121. For more information visit us.worldbooknight.org.