Oh, how I love World Book Night! I love the philosophy behind it - spreading the love of reading person to person - and I love participating! This year I got to do even more!
This year, the library where I work got to be a pick up location! This was orchestrated by my former co-worker, who left the library a month before World Book Night. So I got to be the coordinator which was so much fun! I made little goodie bags for the givers who were picking up at our library. I included all the information from WBN, as well as some snacks and a little bottle of water, a book mark and a greeting card with a picture of a beautiful painting done of our library. I really hope everyone enjoyed them!
On World Book Night itself, I did pretty much what I did last year - that is, I carried the books around with me all day and handed them out where ever I could. This year the people in line with me at the post office and at Target received books, and the people working the drive thru window at McDonald's did too. I also gave them to the day care workers who watched my kids that day, as well as one of the other parents picking up when I was. I still had a couple left over - so today I gave books to the young men who came to set up the tent I rented for my husband's graduation party as well as each of the hairdressers where I took my kids for haircuts. I loved all the smiles I got when I handed over the book - I was giving out The Perks of Being a Wallflower - and I even got a cheer from one of the McDonald's employees! I only had one group turn me down, but totally supported what I was doing and was still happy to hear about World Book Night.
I had so much fun that I wish I still had more books to give away! I guess I'll have to wait until next year!!