Day 27 of 84 Days of 84 Ribbons: Event
World Book Night
Wednesday, April 23rd is World Book Night, a celebration of books. It’s an evening to give away new or gently read books to strangers (in a setting of your choice: school, bus station, hospital, etc) reaching out to those least able to purchase books. Part of the goal is to express the value and wonder found in books. There is an organization (www.worldbooknight.org) with specific book giveaways but I think each of us can participate on our own if there is no organized event planned where we live. If you feel the value, perhaps you’ll become the local organizer of a WBN event for 2015 in your community. (Could become a great service project for a youth or adult service organization.)
The event arose in the UK and is in its third year. It’s scheduled for Shakespeare’s birthday anniversary. The organization selects a list of specially-created copies of well-known, currently popular books, you apply to receive them and then distribute them on April 23rd.
Let me know if you plan to ‘do your own thing’ and distribute books.