The Eden Valley Area Library is pleased to announce that we will be hosting World Book Night Thursday, April 24, beginning at 6 p.m. at the library.
World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading person to person. Each year, April 23, (Shakespeare’s birthday) thousands of people in the United States and around the world go out into their communities to give a half a million free “World Book Night” paperback books. (Ours will be held Thursday, April 24) The goal of World Book Night is to seek out adult readers- wherever they are.
Our library committee members each applied for 20 free books. We had to answer these three questions: “Where do you intend to give out the books”? “To whom do you intend to give books”? and “Why do you want to participate in World Book Night”? A total of 100 FREE books will be given out at our event.
We have received “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman, “The Lighthouse Road” by Minnesota author Peter Geye and “Pontoon” by Minnesota author Garrison Keillor. We will also be stopping by the local food shelves, churches, nursing homes, retirement centers, noon hours at our school and at the local Senior Citizen banquet.
Also on that April 24 evening, we will welcome author Connie Lounsbury. Connie hails from Monticello and is an aunt of Joyce Henfling. Connie writes inspirational Christian fiction books including six published books, 30 short stories, and also teaches writing seminars. Connie will speak at 6:45 p.m. You will be able to purchase autographed books from her as well.
Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.