Monday, April 23, 2012

World Book Night 2012...

Today was the first U.S. World Book Night. 25,000 people across the country gave away half a million books for free to promote love of reading.

The idea was to find people who were light readers or non-readers and give them a free copy of a book. It was great fun. I wish I could give away books everyday.

I picked the Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. The books were specially printed for world book night.

With a special letter on the inside addressed "Dear Reader"

Some of my favorite parts in the letter are

"It's been said a million times before, but it is still true: no one finishes a book the same person as when they started, whether filled with a new understanding of life or just happier for the hours lost in a good story.

"There are few gifts more precious than sharing the love of a good story with someone else."

Good stuff.

We did some painting this morning (Eli and Emmy were a great help. Eli mostly wanted to paint his stomach I don't know what to do with that boy sometimes). 

Then we loaded up our wagon...

and hit the road. 

Eli and Emerson were my helpers. (They brought a bunch of their books and threw them in the wagon, haha silly kids). 

We walked around our little town and handed out books. The first world book night was a success. And people seemed really excited by the concept and the gift a free book. I even gave away a copy to a woman who only spoke Spanish. I used my spanish skills to explain the concept and she wanted a book. I hope she will find a way to read and love the book. 

1 comment:

~Jess said...

what a fantastic event! Checked out their website, they had some great books too.