The second annual World Book Night (WBN) will be April 23rd, 2013. 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 courtesy of the World Book Night organization.
This is our second year to participate in this event, and we have selected “Glaciers” by Portland author Alexis M. Smith to distribute to 20 students, faculty and staff somewhere on campus. Last year we handed out ten books at noon by the Mill Stream because it was such a nice day and everyone was outside. We handed out ten more books in the evening in the Cat Cavern. If you’re curious where we’ll hand out the books this year, check our Facebook page on April 22 & 23rd for hints of times and places.
Glaciers is in the Hatfield Library’s General Book Collection, and it can also be borrowed from other regional libraries. If you don’t receive a free copy of Glaciers, we still encourage you to join in the celebration by reading a book of your choice. The library has lots to choose from if you need inspiration.
Visit the World Book Night organization web site for more details: http://www.us.worldbooknight.org