Tuesday, January 31, 2012

World Book Night April 23, 2012


Have you heard?  There's a really cool event scheduled for April 23rd.  Not only with it be a large group reading the same books, it is meant to encourage those who don't read much and introduce the magic of books to those who haven't really enjoyed reading.  This an opportunity to get a new book for free.  Do you know someone who needs encouragement to read?  Here's a perfect opportunity to match them up with books!

The event will take place on April 23, 2012 across the U.S., UK and Ireland. During World Book Night, 50,000 people, named as “book givers,” will each be giving away 20 books from a select list with a goal to have 1,000,000 people across the United States alone celebrating reading en masse. 

There will be adult books and young adult titles given away. People can sign up at http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/about-world-book-night/register-as-a-2012-giver by February 6th to apply to be a “book giver.”

You can see the complete list of titles that includes books from authors like Jodi Picoult, Michael Connelly, Stephen King, Barbara Kingsolver and Junot Diaz, among others at: http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/wbn2012-the-books.

The list looks like it has something for everyone.  Help someone new learn about the magic of books!
Happy reading.

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