PALMDALE – Hillview Middle School on Tuesday will join organizations across the country and around the world in an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading.
The school will host World Book Night from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at Hillview Middle School, located at 40525 Peonza Lane in Palmdale.
Students will be reading passages of literature followed by the distribution of almost 300 books provided by the World Book Night organization.
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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.
This year, World Book Night will be celebrated in the U.S., the UK, and Ireland.
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 that exists because of the support of thousands of book givers, booksellers, librarians, and financial supporters who believe in the mission.
Set for April 23 each year to honor Shakespeare’s birthday, World Book Night was successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011, and World Book Night was first celebrated in the U.S. in 2012.
For more information on the World Book Night event at Hillview Middle School, contact PTSA President Sia Dawes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 661-418-1090.
For more information on World Book Night, visit www.WorldBookNight.org.