Sign Up to be a giver for World Book Night 2012!!
Book-loving volunteers are needed to fan out across America on April 23 to give 20 copies of a free book away to people in your community. The idea is to give the books to light readers or non-readers in your community in order to encourage reading. Run by World Book Night, they will send you a box of books for FREE, as long as you register by February 1st, 2012, and try to deliver it to your door or as close as possible to where you live. You may have to pick up your box at certain designated locations, and this is dependant on where your live. Details are available upon registration.
The idea again, is to promote literacy. Some of the titles available are The Hunger Games, The Lovely Bones, Wintergirls, The Book Thief, plus many others.
World Book Night was first held in the U.K. last year and was a 'smashing' success. While World Book Night is hoping to expand into other countries in the future, unfortunately it is only available to U.S. residents at the moment. I am somewhat disappointed at this as I live in Canada, but I can assure you that the moment it comes to Canada, I will one of the first to sign up for such a great cause.
For more information and to register, go to http://www.us.worldbooknight.org.