World Book Night - VA Western New York Healthcare System
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VA Western New York Healthcare System


World Book Night

April 22, 2014

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Contact: Cynthia Panasiewicz, Public Affairs Specialist
Phone: (716) 862-7981 Cell: (716) 225-1892

World Book Night

WHO:     Volunteers from VetsHERD and Office of NYS VFW
WHAT:   World Book Night
WHERE: VA Western New York Healthcare System
                3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo, NY 14215
                Outpatient Entrance

WHEN:    Wednesday, April 23, 6:30 p.m.

WHY:      World Book Night’s goal is to seek out adult readers wherever they are, in towns and cities, in public settings or in places from nursing homes to food pantries, low-income schools to mass transit.  Each year, 30 books are chosen by an independent panel of librarians and booksellers. The authors of the books waive their royalties and the publishers agree to pay the costs of producing the specially-printed World Book Night U.S. editions.  Bookstores and libraries sign up to be community host locations for the volunteer book givers. These givers are chosen based on their ability to reach light and non-readers. The selected givers choose a local participating bookstore or library from which to pick up the 20 copies of their books, and World Book Night U.S. delivers the books to host locations.

World Book Night U.S. is primarily focused on communities and it is part of their mission to be “person to person” as reading ambassadors for the people. This night is made up of the thousands of individual interactions and celebrations of reading and giving.