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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sign Up for World Book Night!



World Book Night is on April 23--a super-cool night when people who love books get a bunch of books they love to give away to people who aren't necessarily big readers.  It's a way to share the book love, and a great outreach opportunity for librarians! You can register to give away books (not just to regular library patrons, though) as an individual, or your library can sign up to be a pick-up site for other individuals who want to participate.  Deadline to sign up is October 23!
Cole from St. Croix Falls did this last year--here's her account of what their library did.
 Last year we called April 23 "New User Day" and did a little extra publicity-- we already had a good assortment of kids' books here to give away anyway. Anyone who signed up for a new card during our open hours (10-7) got a free book.
We had David Sedaris' Me Talk Pretty One Day as our book (you give your top choices [a book that YOU have read] and they send you a box with about 2 dozen of one title). At the end of the day, I went around downtown St. Croix Falls and gave some out to bar patrons, a restaurant owner, the gas station workers. People were really excited to have them. Our director brought a nice big stack to the high school and distributed during a volleyball game to people who were going in/out. We put a bit of literature in each book too.

I know that at the Osceola Library, more than one staff member registered to be a "book giver" and they had 2-3 titles that they were giving away!
 
It was fun/easy/a good promotion. Libraries can sign up to be pick up locations, too. Anybody can be a book giver, but they will only ship to registered pick up points-- this might be a good opportunity for teen patrons who are super readers to get out in the community too!

2 comments:

  1. Rather, sign-up begins October 23. Libraries wanting to be pick-up sites need to register by January 2-- visit http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/wbn if your library is interested in being a pick-up point!

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  2. thanks for the clarification/correction, Cole!

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