Free books to be available at World Book Night at Havelock library

Published: Monday, April 22, 2013 at 08:54 AM.

"The books are printed especially for the give-away," she said. "The authors, publishers, UPS, Barnes and Noble, everyone agrees to donate their fees and give up their royalties. Everything is just given to help people read."

Haynes gave away books last year at the Cherry Point library.

"Some would ask if I was selling them and how much they cost," she said of last year’s give-away. "I would say they were free, and they would just want to know a little about the book, or maybe they had heard of the author, and they wanted to read it."

World Book Night is held every April 23, which is the birthday of famous playwright William Shakespeare.

Haynes said about 500,000 books are expected to be given away by about 25,000 volunteers in the United States alone as part of World Book Night.

"Surveys show that people who read are more employable," Haynes said. "People who read volunteer more, get out more and are more involved in their communities."

For more information on World Book Night, go online to the organization website at www.worldbooknight.org.



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