Wednesday, March 26, 2014
World Book Night...It's coming to a town near you!
I'm excited to be apart of World Book night once again. It's a night where I get to hand out free books to those that want one. Actually, I'll be one of many handing out over a half million free books across America. This year I'll be at the New Ulm Public Library to hand out Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children on April 23 in the evening. I also know that we have two other givers handing out books that night too!
I'm sure you might be wondering what exactly is World Book Night (WBN). On April 23, 2014, 25,000 volunteers from Kodiak to Key West will give away half a million free
books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across America.
WBN U.S. is an ambitious campaign to give thousands of free, specially printed paperbacks to light or non readers. Volunteer book lovers like myself will help promote reading by going into our communities and handing out free copies of a book we love, often to those without
means or access to a printed book. With the organizational support of our local bookstores and
libraries, we’ll be sharing them in locations such as hospitals, mass transit, nursing homes, food pantries, underfunded schools, and more.
This is not a random giveaway, it's a free book! If you would like one make sure to leave a comment in this post or Facebook or email me. I'll place one on the side so you can get this great YA book.
World Book Night is also making a short, free original ebook available to everyone at their website on April 23. Make sure to check out http://www.us.worldbooknight.org that evening for your free ebook.
If you're not from my area, make sure to check in with your local library or book store to see who is hosting an event.
World Book Night U.S. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supported by UPS, authors, publishers, the American Booksellers Association, the American Library Association, Barnes & Noble, and the Ingram Content Group; a full list of sponsors is at our website.
Posted by Carolyn Borgen