25,000 volunteers from Berkeley to Boston and Sitka to Sarasota will give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across the country through the World Book Night U.S. program. The Escondido Public Library will once again serve as a location for registered givers to pick up their book orders during the World Book Night Celebration on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Turrentine Room. Those interested in participating in the future are encouraged to attend this celebration to learn more about the program and how to sign up for updates on World Book Night 2014.
World Book Night U.S. is an ambitious campaign to give thousands of free, specially printed paperbacks to light or nonreaders across America on one day. Volunteer book lovers help promote reading by going out into their communities and sharing free copies of books they love. The mission of World Book Night is to seek out those without the means or access to printed books. For more information about World Book Night, please go to www.WorldBookNight.org.
The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information on this and other Library events, go to http://library.escondido.org or contact 760-839-4601.