Wednesday, April 17, 2013

World Book Night Reminds Us to Celebrate and Share Our Love of Reading

As I read the last passage and close the back cover of a book, my instinct is often to want to share the story I just experienced. I want someone else to experience it too.

World Book Night is an annual event that reminds us how meaningful it is to spread the love of reading, from person to person. Each year on April 23, volunteer book givers give away a half million free paperbacks to others who are light and non-readers. It’s about giving books and encouraging others to read and to connect through the sharing of stories.

This year Cambridge Public Library is hosting a phenomenal line up of authors whose books were chosen for World Book Night 2013. The special kick-off event features authors Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Neil Gaiman, and Lisa Genova on Monday, April 22 at 7 pm at the main library.

Even if you’re not participating in World Book Night officially, you can still share your love of reading. Tell someone about a book you loved, give a friend your copy to read, or help them find it at the library.

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