World Book Night is Wednesday, April 23rd

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Hudson Area Library will be participating in this year’s World Book Night on Wednesday, April 23rd all day, and do you know what that means? Free books!

World Book Night (WBN) is a national campaign to give out free, specially printed paperbacks to light or non-readers, or those who could not otherwise afford their own books. April 23rd was selected as the date for World Book Night as it is the UNESCO International Day of the Book, as well as Shakespeare’s birthday. Each year the World Book Night committee chooses books by a wide array of award winning and best selling adult and YA authors, as well as classics, books in Spanish, and large print. This year’s 39 titles were chosen based on diversity in subject matter, age level, gender, ethnicity and geography and were chosen in a vote by librarians, booksellers, and WBN givers.

The Library is proud to be a World Book Night Giver this year! We will be giving away 20 free copies of The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman. The Zookeeper’s Wife is the amazing true story of zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who hid Jews in their Warsaw zoo during World War II. The books are first come first served, be sure to stop by the Library on the 23rd to get your copy!