02/01/2012 Categories: Families

World Book Night 2012

World Book Night (WBN) is a charity dedicated to the promotion of literacy and the celebration, sharing, and enjoyment of reading amongst teenagers and adults. More than 50,000 volunteers across the USA, the UK, and Ireland will be giving away free copies of 30 select titles on April 23, 2012 in order to share the joy and love of reading with millions of non-readers in their community.

The Escondido Public Library will be celebrating World Book Night 2012 by serving as a location for book givers to pick up their boxes of free books. Individual staff members will also be serving as book givers, and you should too!

This is your chance to be a part of something huge and change lives in the process. Volunteers are still needed to go out into their community on April 23, in search of those who don’t read much or don’t readily have access to books. Great places to find these non-readers include shelters, detention facilities, laundromats, bowling alleys, church, after-work parties, and boys & girls clubs among others.

If you’re a book lover, at least 16 years old, and know some tweens, teens, or adults who would benefit from a free book, apply to be a giver. The deadline to register is February 6, 2012. Full details, application forms, and a list of the 30 titles are available at www.worldbooknight.org.

More information will follow about the WBN reception that the Escondido Public Library will be hosting for their book givers so stay tuned to http://library.escondido.org and go sign up! If you have questions, please contact Joanna Axelrod at jaxelrod@escondido.org or by phone at 760-839-4283.