On April 23rd, you can expect to see several of us around town with our arms full of books. Why? Along with several other people in Spencer and the surrounding area--as well as all across the country!--we're giving our books to those who don't regularly read and people who don't normally have access to printed books, for reasons or means of access.
Reading for pleasure improves literacy, actively engaging emerging readers in their desire to read. Reading changes lives, improves employability, social interaction, enfranchisement, and can have a positive effect on mental health and happiness. Book readers are more likely to participate in positive activities such as volunteering, attending cultural events, and even physical exercise.
Or simply put, books are fun--and then can be life-changing.
With the passionate volunteer support of thousands of people across the country, World Book Night is spreading the love of reading, person to person.