image courtesy Flickr user Alan in Belfast
image courtesy Flickr user Alan in Belfast

The time is now! Apply to be a giver on World Book Night, April 23, 2013.

Volunteer book givers are central to World Book Night U.S., putting wonderful books into the hands of light or non-readers in their communities. On April 23, 2012, U.S. book givers personally handed out half a million printed books in 5,800 towns and cities across the country. And we’re doing it again together this year!

World Book Night provide the free books, and the book givers seek out light or non-readers, especially people who may not have access to printed books for reasons of means or geography. Book givers receive 20 free paperback copies of one World Book Night title, not too many to carry but enough to share with a good number of potential new readers. Givers can pick up their books at Darien Library's World Book Night Party Sunday, April 21.

What is World Book Night?

World Book Night U.S. is a celebration of books and reading held on April 23, when 25,000 passionate volunteers across America give a total of half a million books within their communities to those who don’t regularly read. In 2012, World Book Night was celebrated in the U.S., the UK, Ireland, and Germany and saw over 80,000 people gift more than 2.5 million books.