The Miller Learning Center is proud to participate in World Book Night as a library distribution site. World Book Night U.S. is part of an ambitious global campaign to encourage reading. In the U.S., a half million free books will be handed out in towns and cities all on one day — April 23, 2013 — by enlisting 25,000 volunteer book lovers to promote reading by going into their communities and handing out books to light or non-readers and those without access to printed books. There are 30 U.S. World Book Night titles. Carl Lennertz, World Book Night U.S. Executive Director, said the books chosen, “are contemporary or classic books that appeal to a wide range of new readers. We looked for diversity and variety in all things: subject matter, age level, gender, as well as ethnic and geographic considerations.”
Want to help? Apply to be a volunteer book giver at www.us.worldbooknight.org now through January 25, 2013, by providing answers to several questions and picking a book title to give out from the World Book Night U.S. 2013 list. We’ll host a reception the week before World Book Night and distribute books to book-giving volunteers.