West End Celebrated World Book Night!

A Night of Free Books!

farmers market

All 26 DCPL library branches celebrated World Book Night on Wednesday, April 23. West End collaborated with the Foggy Bottom Farmer's Market and set up a table to give books to the public. We gave out The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky.

Look for us at the Farmer's Market this spring and summer because we will be there one Wednesday a month informing the public on upcoming events, signing people up for library cards, and even renting out cookbooks!

Did you know...
World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person.  Each year on April 23, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers. 

World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don’t regularly do so. But it is also about more than that: It’s about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways—through the sharing of stories. 

World Book Night is a nonprofit organization. World Book Night exists because of the support of thousands of book givers, booksellers, librarians, and financial supporters who believe in the mission. Successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011, World Book Night was first celebrated in the U.S. in 2012. (From the World Book Night's website!)