World Book Night, April 23, 2012

World Book Night, April 23, 2012

Book Lovers needed!!!  World Book Night (WBN) is April 23rd.  On this night, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities to spread the joy and love of reading by giving out free WBN paperbacks.

This is our first year participating in this event, and we have selected “The Book Thief” of the 30 available titles as our book to distribute to 20 students somewhere on campus.  The books are provided for free courtesy of the World Book Night organization.

Visit the World Book Night organization web site for more details:

These are some photos we took of the books on display after they arrived, with our wonderful  student workers from the circulation desk whom decorated our WBN bookmarks with graffiti, and two of the twenty students that received a copy of The Book Thief.

This book is in the Hatfield Library’s Curriculum Collection if you would like to read it, and can also be borrowed from other regional libraries as well.

20 Free copies of The Book Thief.

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

Student workers, Kelly Rose Oster & Kaileigh Westermann, add "graffiti" to WBN bookmarks and a message that says the "Hatfield Library Rocks."

John Repplinger, Science Librarian, hands out copies to two students in Jackson Plaza.

Kelly Rose, Hatfield Library student worker, hands out copies.

Kelly Rose, poses with "The Book Thief."

Handing out free copies.

Students enjoying the sun by the Mill Stream receive "The Book Thief."

"The Book Thief" is a great book that is hard to turn down.

Talking to a Biology Faculty member about "The Book Thief."

Handing out books in the Bistro.