November 20, 2017

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U.S. World Book Night Announces Its End

After three years, U.S. World Book Night has announced it will be suspending its operations due to a lack of ongoing funding.

World Book Night and Social Media Strategies for School Librarians

Both school and public libraries in Virginia’s Loudoun County turned to social media to jointly promote World Book Night on April 23, and Loudoun County middle school librarian Lauren McBride reports on how school librarians can use similar social media strategies for their own marketing and relationship-building.

ABFFE Art Auction; Survey Says Teens Love Print; Career Connect Grants | News Bites

ABFFE’s Holiday Children’s Book Art Auction ends December 3. Young adults prefer print books to ebooks, a new survey finds. World Book Night will add three YA titles to its 2014 event. The Department of Labor will fund $100 million in grants via its new Youth Career Connect program. The New York Times has announced its list of Notable Children’s Books of 2013.

World Book Night’s 2014 Picks Include Nine Kid Lit Titles

World Book Night has selected 35 books for its annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading. In its third year, the program will mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers on April 23 to distribute half a million paperback editions of the chosen titles, nine of which are for children’s and young adult readers.