World Book Night 2013 – VT Libraries Sought for Participation!


(Form is attachment in this link to World Book Night Group in ALA Connect (New to ALA Connect? Instructions for accessing ALA Connect are below; also attached is a list of participants! Join these participants by October 1!)

WORLD BOOK NIGHT 2013 is a celebration of literacy by publishers, bookstores, libraries and individuals who love books and reading.  On WORLD BOOK NIGHT 2013, 25,000 “book givers” will each give away 20 copies of a specially-printed, not-for-resale WBN edition of book they have read and loved (from a list of 25-30 titles selected by librarians and booksellers) to complete strangers – people who may never have owned a book of their own.  To promote this literacy event, libraries and bookstores – as organizational participants in the event – form a nationwide advocacy and distribution network.

WORLD BOOK NIGHT 2013 library organizational participants are making a commitment to (1) be a site for individual “book giver” volunteers* to pick up their shipment of books and (2) be an active advocate in their community for World Book Night 2013 and literacy.  (*Individuals in your community interested in being a “book giver” volunteer will be asked to complete the application on the World Book Night website, available in Fall 2012.)

If you have questions, please contact Mary Ghikas ( or Danielle Alderson (

Please return the attached commitment form to American Library Association, attn. MPS-WBN, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2795    — or fax to 312- 280-5013 or pdf to   by October 1, 2012.

If you’re new to ALA Connect, here are important and simple instructions:

1.       If You’re New to ALA Connect, Here’s How to Join:  If you want to log into ALA Connect, you’ll need to log in to the ALA websitewith your ALA credentials, update your profile, and select the option to include yourself in Connect. Once you’ve saved this new preference, you should be able to log in to Connect using your ALA member information.

2.       Once You’ve Joined, You Can Access the Form Here: