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World Book Night--help give away books

"World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person.  Each year on April 23, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers."

What does this mean for alt+library?  Well, Jess and I have signed up to be World Book Night givers and we're inviting you to join us in handing out books.  There is a catch--we're supposed to hand out the books we've been granted for World Book Night ourselves--so, if you want to participate, bring a favorite book of your own to hand out.  We'll meet up at Peet's and fan out from there.  We did this last year and it was a lot of fun, people like free books.



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  • Stephanie

    I just coordinated with a Boys & Girls Club director for a South Sac location give away - 4:30-5:45p or so. He asked for Spanish-speaking givers and Spanish-edition books too. Anyone with Spanish/kid/teen appropriate books available to join me?

    April 22, 2013

  • Larrah

    I don't need to bring books, do I? You will provide the books to give away?

    April 18, 2013

    • Lori

      Yes, bring a book or two if you like--we'll have bunch as well.

      April 18, 2013

  • Meg D.

    Unfortunately, there is a city council meeting scheduled for the same night where they will be discussing the library budget, so I will be attending that instead.

    1 · April 17, 2013

    • Lori

      Important stuff--thank you for attending!

      April 18, 2013

  • Susan

    Will there be other books to give out? I dont completerly understand what is planned. Will you be going door to door? What area of Sacramento will be covered? working in pairs? How long is event?

    April 8, 2013

    • Lori

      Jessica and I have signed up to be World Book Night givers which means we'll each have a small stack of books to give away. Last year it took about an hour. This year we wanted to share the fun, so if you have a few books you really love, want others to read, and want to give away, bring them with you. We'll be walking around mid-town, and we'll probably wait till that night to see how many people show up before deciding how we'll fan out.

      1 · April 9, 2013

  • Alice

    I am just about to throw out some old books. This will give me a chance to give them away.

    1 · March 23, 2013

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