Bookworm of Edwards participates in World Book Night
From Kodiak, Alaska, to Key West, Florida, in 6,000 towns and cities across America, volunteers will give away half a million free books on one day: Monday. Some of the volunteers will pick up their books at The Bookworm of Edwards and then going out into the community in order to share them in locations as diverse as hospitals, nursing homes, schools, ballparks, mass transit, diners, and more. Locally ESL students at Battle Mountain High School, Rotary Club and Eagle County Adult Services senior community centers in Eagle, Basalt and Minturn will all receive books. World Book Night U.S. is an ambitious campaign to give away a half million free, specially printed books across America. Volunteer book lovers will help promote reading by going out and personally giving free copies of a book they enjoy to new or light readers, reaching them especially in underserved places – and even some fun spots. The Bookworm of Edwards is proud to partner for the first World Book Night in the U.S., following the impressive launch of the campaign by bookselling and publishing colleagues in the U.K. and Ireland last year.Anna Quindlen, the U.S. campaign’s Honorary National Chairperson, said: “What’s better than a good book? A whole box of them, and the opportunity to share them with new readers. The idea behind World Book Night is inspired, and as a writer and a reader I’m thrilled to be part of it.”World Book Night U.S. author, for her book “Because of Winn-Dixie,” Kate DiCamillo added: “It makes perfect sense to me that World Book Night will take place in spring. Extending your hand to give someone a book, a story, is a gesture of hope and joy. It is a chance for all of us, givers and receivers, to break into blossom.”The books were chosen by a panel of booksellers and librarians through several rounds of voting. The printing of the free books was possible due to generosity of the authors, publishers, and book manufacturing companies. There are 30 book titles being given away this year. Visit this story at http://www.vaildaily.com for a full listing. Visit http://www.worldbooknight.org for more information about the event.