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  • Laurie woman pays it forward on World Book Night

  • Wednesday, April 23 is World Book Night. On that day and night, 25,000 volunteers from all over the United States will be giving away free books.
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  • Wednesday, April 23 is World Book Night. On that day and night, 25,000 volunteers from all over the United States will be giving away free books.
    This will be the third year for the program in the U.S. after being started in the United Kingdom in 2011 in honor of William Shakespeare's birthday. Supported by local book stores, libraries, publishers, authors and many others, the books will be given to anyone who wants to read a book.
    This will be the first year that Linda Lagergren from Laurie will be participating in the program.
    "I first heard about World Book Night when I received a book last year on a trip to Springfield, Mo. I thought it was too good to be true when someone just offered me a FREE book. I decided to learn more about the project, and to sign up to give books away as a way of 'passing it on.' I hope that those who receive this book will also read it, enjoy it, and then pass it on to someone else. Who knows, next year we may have several people giving away books on World Book Night 2015," said Lagergren.
    She will be handing out "The Zookeeper's Wife" to the first 20 people that want a book.
    This is a true story about a zookeeper and his wife who saved over 300 people from the Nazis during World War II by hiding them at the zoo.
    "I hope that many of those who get this book will be people who usually don't take the time to read. I picked this book because I thought the story would appeal to readers in this area, although the choice was very difficult," she said.
    Books available through the program include bestsellers and award winners and range from the classics to books for young adults. There are even books in Spanish and in large print. Book givers had 39 titles to choose from.
    If you'd like a free book, or would just like to talk about books, Lagergren will be at the Westlake Aquatic Center from 1-3 p.m. on April 23, and then hopes to stop in to several other spots if she has any books left.

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