Last week was World Book Night – the 3rd one in the US.  Every year publishers, authors, librarians, book stores, and volunteers work together to donate and distribute a half million new books to people who may not be avid readers.  April 23 (Shakespeare’s birthday I think) is the distribution day but several months before that date, a group of titles has been selected and volunteers are asked to apply to be a book giver.  The process is simple.  You fill out a simple form on-line saying what book you want to give (it should be one you have read and feel strongly about) and where you’ll be giving it out.  In a few weeks, you will get an e-mail telling you if you have been approved as a giver and you select a location where you want to pick up your books.  Both the Sudbury and Stow libraries are distribution locations in this area.  The week before World Book Night, you pick up your box of 20 copies of the book you requested and on World Book Night, you distribute them.  There can’t be anything nicer than being able to hand out a free copy of a book you love to someone who hasn’t had the pleasure of reading it.  If you’d like to be part of this next year, sign up for their newsletter at:

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