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World Book Night

World Book Night
We invite all of our patrons to partner with the library in support of World Book Night. World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. Each year on April 23 – Shakespeare’s birthday – tens of thousands of people in the U.S. go out into their communities and give a total of half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers. Sign up to be a book giver is open now through Jan. 5, 2014.

How it works

Each year, 30- 35 books are chosen by an independent panel of librarians and booksellers. The authors of the books waive their royalties and the publishers agree to pay the costs of producing the specially-printed World Book Night U.S. editions. Bookstores and libraries sign up to be community host locations for the volunteer book givers. The Morristown & Township Libary is a host location.

After the book titles are announced, members of the public apply to personally hand out 20 copies of a particular title in their community. World Book Night U.S. vets the applications, and the givers are chosen based on their ability to reach light and non-readers. The selected givers choose a local participating bookstore or library from which to pick up the 20 copies of their book, and World Book Night U.S. delivers the books to these host locations.

Apply to be a book giverGivers pick up their books in the week before World Book Night. On April 23rd, they give their books to those who don’t regularly read and/or people who don’t normally have access to printed books, for reasons of means or geography.

For more information on World Book Night and to apply to be a book giver, please click here.



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