Shenango to particpate in World Book Night

Penn State Shenango will participate in World Book Night from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in the Lartz Memorial Library located in downtown Sharon, Pa. This year’s book, "Middle School: The Worse Years of My Life" by James Patterson, will be free to the public on a first come, first served basis; quantities are limited. For more information, contact the Lartz Memorial Library at 724-983-2876.

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. In 2013, World Book Night will be celebrated in the U.S., the U.K. and Ireland.

World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don’t regularly do so. But it is also about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways — through the sharing of stories.

World Book Night is a nonprofit organization. It exists because of the support of thousands of book givers, book-sellers, librarians and financial supporters who believe in its mission. Set for April 23 to honor Shakespeare’s birthday, World BookNight was successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011 and was first celebrated in the U.S. in 2012.

Last Updated April 10, 2013