Hickory Creek Middle School librarian Marybeth Raynes recently volunteered during World Book Night U.S. | Supplied Photo
Updated: October 10, 2012 6:04AM
Hickory Creek Middle School librarian Marybeth Raynes recently handed out 20 copies of the book “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time India” by Sherman Alexie as part of World Book Night U.S.
The program asks thousands of volunteers across the country to give out 500,000 free books collectively in one day to promote reading.
Volunteers picked up books at local bookstores and libraries and then went out to share them in locations such as VA hospitals, nursing homes, ballparks, mass transit areas and diners.
“When I gave them out at school, our students weren’t quite sure how to take it, but they were excited, for the most part,” Raynes said. “At Target, I handed out a book to a shopper and one to a cashier. All in all, I enjoyed being part of this.”