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World Book Night | April 23, 2014World Book Night

at the Orange County Public Library


About World Book Night

World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. Each year on April 23, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers.

Be a Book Giver 

Book Givers receive 20 free paperback copies of one World Book Night title (view list); not too many to carry but enough to share with a good number of potential new readers.  The books will be sent to the pick-up site of your choice, including the OCPL Main Library in Hillsborough.  On April 23, 2014, Book Givers seek out light or non-readers, especially people who don’t regularly read and/or people who don’t normally have access to printed books, to be book recipients. To be a Book Giver, complete World Book Night's Book Giver Application, due January 5, 2014.

Why is Orange County Public Library Promoting World Book Night?

To help bring World Book Night into Orange County, the OCPL Main Library is participating as an area distribution site.  This means that the library will accept delivery of boxes of books from World Book Night for local Book Givers to pick up before the big night. We will also hold a reception for our area book givers the week before World Book Night. 

The mission of World Book Night - to spread the love of reading - is one that is embraced by libraries all over the world.  Promoting reading and lifelong learning has always been a priority inside libraries, and now World Book Night is helping us pursue this goal beyond the walls of the library building and into the wider community.