Sunday, January 15, 2012

2012 World Book Night Needs Book Loving Volunteers Like You!!

So, what exactly is World Book Night you may be wondering? Here's a bit more information:
The goal is to give books to new readers, to encourage reading, to share your passion for a great book. The entire publishing, bookstore, library, author, printing, and paper community is behind this effort with donated services and time. And with a million free World Book Night paperbacks! 
The first World Book Night was held in the UK last year, and it was such a big success that it's spreading around the world! Please volunteer to be a book giver in the U.S.
World Book night will be taking place on April 23, 2012 as "April 23 is the UNESCO International Day of the Book, chosen in honor of Shakespeare and Cervantes who both died on April 23 1616 (and it was also Shakespeare's birthday)." Quote from the FAQ page on the USA World Book Night website.

Some 50,000 booking loving volunteers are needed here in the USA to become book givers! Each volunteer selected will receive 20 free copies of a book to give to new readers to help encourage reading.. There are currently 30 different books to choose from and they are identified on the World Book Night website. So, share your love and passion for reading books with others and register to become a book giver by February 1, 2012 at the following link:

I've registered to become a book giver and am awaiting to find out if I've been selected as one of the 50,000 volunteers needed to give out books. I'll keep you posted as to whether I am one of the selected volunteers! 

Until my next post, happy reading! 

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