The Putnam County Library, which will be participating in World Book Night, will be hosting a pre-World Book Night reception in preparation for book givers going out into the community on April 23.
The reception will take place on Thursday, April 19 from 5-6:30 p.m. Volunteers will be able to pick up their books, talk about their choice of location and review the WBN principals of book giving.
World Book Night U.S. is a campaign to give away half a million free, specially printed books across America. Volunteer book lovers will help promote reading by going into their communities and handing out free copies of a book they enjoy to new or light readers, reaching them especially in underserved places.
Nearly 5,000 towns and cities across America will give away half a million free books on April 23. The mission of the event is to seek out non-readers in the community.
Participants must be at least 16 years of age or accompanied by an adult.
For more information about World Book Night contact Margot Payne or Barbara Fields-Timm at 653-2755. To learn more about the event visit worldbooknight.org.