The Macksville City Library Director was chosen to be a Book Giver for World Book Night U.S., April 23, 2014. So, this Wednesday, we will join 25,000 volunteers from Kodiak to Key West to give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across America.
World Book Night U.S. is an ambitious campaign to give free, specially-printed paperbacks to light or non-readers. The goal “to spread the love of reading and books fosters literacy, promotes vibrant thought, and affirms the vital role of literature in [our] community and around the globe.”
We are excited to be giving away 20 copies of: Young Men and Fire, by Norman Maclean. Books will be handed out at the library, & around town: PCCA, DaB Oil, the Country Store, and more (wherever the locals congregate for knowledge!).
MORE ABOUT WORLD BOOK NIGHT: World Book Night takes place on April 23, 2014 —Shakespeare’s birthday— and is in its third year in the U.S., after the UK launch in 2011. As part of World Book Night, 2,300 bookstores and libraries serve as community organizers for the book distribution to the volunteer givers. WBN’s reach includes all 50 states, Puerto Rico, USVI, and overseas military bases. The WBN picks are by a wide array of award–‐winning and bestselling adult and YA authors, as well as classics, books in Spanish, and books in Large Print. The assortment of 39 WBN titles is based on diversity in subject matter, age level, gender, ethnicity and geography. The books were chosen in a vote by booksellers, librarians, and givers. Bestselling author Scott Turow said: “I can’t imagine any greater compliment to a book—or an author— than to know his work has been selected to welcome people to the pleasures of reading.” For more information, visit: http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/