From Kodiak, Alaska, to Key West, Fla., in 5,000 towns and cities across America, volunteers will give away half a million free books on Monday, April 23 for World Book Night U.S.
In Oak Harbor, Friends of the Library and Navy League volunteers will give out hundreds of free books to those stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.
Meet at Liberty Center in Oak Harbor from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 23.
Sailors will be invited to select a brand new book. Titles include “Zeitoun,” by Dave Eggers, “Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” by Sherman Alexie and “Ender’s Game,” by Orson Scott Card.
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, like the Navy base.
Sno-Isle Libraries is proud to be a community partner for the first World Book Night in the U.S., following the launch of this campaign by bookstores, libraries, authors and publishers in the United Kingdom and Ireland last year.
For more information, call the Oak Harbor Library at 675-5115 or visit them on the web at www.sno-isle.org, or visit www.worldbooknight.org.