Friday, January 27, 2012
Volunteer to be a part of World Book Night
The goal of World Book Night is to get 50,000 people to go out to places in their communities on the evening of Monday, April 23, 2012, and give a book to a stranger or to people you might know but believe aren’t frequent readers.
One million free books, representing 30 titles, will given away by these 50,000 volunteer book lovers across the U.S. on World Book Night.
The # 1 mission of World Book Night is to encourage reading by those who are light or non-readers, for whatever reasons, including economic or location constraints.
WBN asks that you go to a coffee shop or hospital, church or community center, an after-work party or nursing home, shopping mall or local school -- and give out 20 free paperbacks. These paperbacks will be specially-produced, not-for-resale World Book Night U.S. editions, and there will be 30 titles for you to choose from.
Time is short to register but you do have several more days and this could be a great outreach to many of the young people in the area.
The best way to get people to read is to share your passion for the worlds that become accessible in the pages of a book and then to get a good book, that speaks to that person, into his or her hands.
Please think about this and sign up before the deadline.
By the way, the books will be provided -- all you are asked to do is fill out the application and then go out, spread the word and give away the books.
The registration process for those wishing to become volunteer book givers is open through February 1, 2012.
Visit www.us.worldbooknight.org for complete details