The library staff has created a lovely display of many of the 30 titles being distributed nationally, in preparation for the givers going out into the community on April 23. A total of 80 books will be distributed in Douglas, which includes 20 copies each of The Stand by Stephen King; Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card; Little Bee by Chris Cleave; and The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold. The books will be available all day at the Library, located at 560 10th St.
World Book Night U.S. is an ambitious campaign to give away half a million free, specially printed books across America. Volunteer book lovers will help promote reading by going into their communities and handing out free copies of a book they enjoy to new or light readers, reaching them especially in underserved places – and even some fun spots.
The volunteers will be picking up their books at The Douglas Public Library in order to share them in locations as diverse as The Gadsden Hotel, CCHCI's Pediatric Center, Caffenio Coffe Shop, and more.
For more information about the World Book Night in the U.S. please, feel free to contact Maryelizabeth Hart, Secretary for the Friends of the Douglas Public Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.worldbooknight.org