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Danielle Alderson (staff)'s picture

World Book Night 2013 Application and Library Particpants' List (Updated)

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 is April 23, 2013

The application is closed. 

Please see the new attachment: WBN 2013 Library Participants (updated as of 1/24/2013)

Erin Forson's picture

I participated in WBN last year and it was so much fun! The organizers made participation easy, and the feedback was extremely positive. A monumental success!

Erin Forson
Library Media Specialist
Bradford School Library
Columbus, Ohio

Elizabeth Hester's picture

Hi!

I can't find the application. Can you help?

 

Thanks!
Elizabeth Hester

School Librarian, Irondale Middle School, Birmingham, Alabama

Elizabeth Hester, School Librarian, Irondale Middle School

National Board Certified Teacher

President, Alabama School Library Association

Markisan Naso (staff)'s picture

Hi Elizabeth. The application is attached to the initial post here on this thread. see just above Erin Forson's post to open or save it (app world book.docx).

 

Markisan Naso
Manager/Editor
American Association of School Librarians
www.aasl.org
1-800-545-2433 x 1396
mnaso@ala.org

Elizabeth Howard's picture

I also participated as a giver and everything went very smoothly. I had a wonderful time and will absolutely participate again if I am selected.

I would like to know what is required of orgizational participants?

Elizabeth Howard, Texas Wesleyan University

ehoward@txwes.edu

Elizabeth A. M. Howard |Periodicals and Systems Assistant | Eunice and James L. West Library |Texas Wesleyan University | 1201 Wesleyan St | Fort Worth, Texas 76105 | 817.531.4817

Bujar Kocana's picture

I woul like to join with you

Bujar Kocana

University library director

Albania

Mary Ghikas (staff)'s picture

Thank you for your interest.  I will share your interest with others at World Book Night. 

WBN US is a U.S. program.  There is also a WBN program in the U.K.  I'll see if there is a contact for you to use if you want to establish one in Albania.

Which university are you with in Albania?  I have been in Albania only once -- to Sarande and Berat.  Very beautiful. 

mg

 

Mary W. Ghikas, Senior Associate Executive Director, ALA

mghikas@ala.org

 

 

 

 

Mary Ghikas (staff)'s picture

Bujar Kocana -- International outreach for World Book Night is handled through the U.K.  The contact there is julia@worldbooknight.org

World Book Night is licensed country-by-country, by serious agreements.  Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

mg

(ps -- I found Elbasan on the map of Albania -- and looked at the University of Elbasan's website.  I'll watch for the English version to go up, since I don't read/speak Albanian.)

Mary Ghikas (staff)'s picture

Thanks for your interest, Elizabeth.  The organizational participants are agreeing to do several things:

- to be listed as a WBN organizational participant

- to promote World Book Night within the library

- to have a designated WBN coordinator to handle shipment receipt, contact "book givers" in their area, receive WBN email updates and advocacy resources

- to supply a shipping address (which must be accessible by UPS) and be open to receive boses for area "book givers"

- to be a site where "book givers" may pick up their shipments of books

- to invite guests to an open house/reception the week before World Book Night

- to make copies of informational materials supplied by WBN to give to each area book giver, along with their book box

- to work with local media and other organizations in their area to promote World Book Night and literacy

- to give unused books (for instance, if a book giver fails to pick up his/her box) to local nonprofit groups identified by the library (for instance, a senior center, a shelter or soup kitchen, a teen center)

We would be delighted to have your library join us in this project.  Please send in the form attached to the post by September 1.

Individuals -- including librarians -- who would like to be book givers (an individual -- not an organizational or institutional application) can apply directly on the World Book Night website, likely about November 1.   

For library/organizational or institutional partners, the schedule is approximately as follows:

Week of April 1, 2013 -- receive names of book givers who have selected your library as a pick up site (This notification will come from ALA)

Week of April 8, 2013 -- Receive, check-in and store WBN "book giver" boxes; email or call "book givers" to let them know you have received their box; make copies of the "giver letter" and WBN certificates (from WBN) to give to the givers when they pick up their box

Week of April 15, 2013 -- Contact Ingram Book Co. (you will get contact information in early 2013) if you have NOT received your boxes

Week of April 15, 2013 -- Hold an open house/reception to welcome "book givers," members of the local media, other friends and supporters

Week of April 22, 2013 -- Be open Monday/Tuesday for last minute box pick up, celebrate a successful World Book Night community outreach, share your stories.  World Book Night is April 23.

 

Please let me know if you have additional questions.

 

Thank you.

 

Elizabeth Howard's picture

Thank you Mary, I will get this information to my director.

Elizabeth A. M. Howard |Periodicals and Systems Assistant | Eunice and James L. West Library |Texas Wesleyan University | 1201 Wesleyan St | Fort Worth, Texas 76105 | 817.531.4817

Lillian Chavez's picture

I am interested in this, but I am in a rural area, hope this is not a problem.

 Lillian Chavez, MAT Librarian
Mary Ghikas (staff)'s picture

A library in a rural area is not only OK -- but actively welcome!  That's one of the reasons that libraries are so critical to this.  You *are* there.  mg

 

Lillian Chavez's picture

Cool I will submit the application ASAP!! WE ARE HERE

 Lillian Chavez, MAT Librarian
Mary Ghikas (staff)'s picture

Here is a short press release from WBN.  We will continue to post these are we receive them.

The application for library organization/institutional participation is linked above.  The application for individual "book givers" will be on the WBN website this fall.

mg

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Elizabeth Howard's picture

I just sent in my Library's participant application. I can't wait!

Elizabeth

Elizabeth A. M. Howard |Periodicals and Systems Assistant | Eunice and James L. West Library |Texas Wesleyan University | 1201 Wesleyan St | Fort Worth, Texas 76105 | 817.531.4817

Jennifer Stubbs's picture

I believe I live just down the road from Ms Chavez.  I wanted to share a suggestion to plan an event rather than hoping to find a group of people.

When I was lucky enough to distribute Ender's Game this past April, I had a hard time finding a congregation of people to mingle among.  I tried two baseball games, a soccer practice, and a Saturday on Midtown in Ruidoso.  I think an improvement might be to worry less about the exact night or plan a larger event in a local community center (perhaps a bingo night or movie screening?) to attract a few more possible recipients.  In the end, I just carried a few copies in my bag at all times and tried to find someone who didn't have a book yet (while shopping or wahtever).

Kathleen Houlihan's picture

The posting here says that the applications for organizations are Due October 1st, but when I look at the form, it shows a due date of September 1.

Can someone provide clarity on the official Due Date? I am hoping our library is not too late to apply!

Thank you!

--
Kathleen Houlihan
Youth Program Librarian
Austin Public Library
kathleen.houlihan@austintexas.gov
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Donald Wood (staff)'s picture

September 6, 2012

 

WORLD BOOK NIGHT 2013

LIBRARY PARTICIPANT APPLICATION

http://connect.ala.org/node/183788

(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!)

 

Good afternoon!

 

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 (mghikas@ala.org) or Danielle Alderson (dalderson@ala.org)

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 dalderson@ala.org   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 website with 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:  http://connect.ala.org/node/183788

 

Don

 

Don Wood
Program Officer
Chapter Relations Office
American Library Association
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Chicago, IL 60611
dwood@ala.org
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Patricia Meyer's picture

The date was extended to October 1

Frantzie Couch (non-member)'s picture

When do you expect to post an updated list of participating libraries?  I've been told that my local library (Lawton, Oklahoma) has registered, but it doesn't show up on the Excel file which is currently posted.

Thanks.

24 Jan 2013 -- the Excel spreadsheet still doesn't show the Lawton (Oklahoma) Public Library as a participating library.  The Library Director assures me that she faxed the application in well before the deadline.  How can I confirm that Lawton Public Library in Lawton, OKLAHOMA, is signed up? 

 

Please contact me at 580-695-1856 cell or by email at frantzie@mptelco.com

Thank you.

Frantzie Couch

Friends of the Library, Lawton Public Library

Judith Paquette's picture

I'm afraid I don't know anything about this. I'm the Chair of Llama BES; we do not sponsor World Book Night. Perhaps it's a different Judith. I'm sorry I can't be of more help.

Judith
Judith Paquette
Chair, Llama Bes

Christine Angeli's picture

When will we get the list of givers? It would be helpful to know the number of people for planning purposes.