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BV celebrates World Book Night

Published: Monday, May 5, 2014 4:55 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, May 5, 2014 5:40 p.m. CDT
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Bureau Valley teachers Susan Bromme (seated, from left), Emily Matko and Superintendent Dennis Thompson (standing) received "Wait Till Next Year" by Doris Kearns Goodwin as part of World Book Night.

MANLIUS — Bureau Valley High School celebrated World Book Night on April 23 in correlation with Shakespeare’s birthday.

Each year on April 23 thousands of WBN donors give half a million free paperbacks to random readers.

This year 20 Bureau Valley High School faculty members received copies of “Wait Till Next Year” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Set in the suburbs of 1950s New York, “Wait Till Next Year” is a memoir of growing up in love with family and baseball.

High school librarian Sharon Peterson chose staff members who model reading to Bureau Valley students. Peterson said, “Teacher recommendations make a big impression on their students and boost library circulation as well.”

To become a World Book Night Donor, visit www.worldbooknight.org. Applicants will fill out a questionnaire and select three titles from a list of 36 offered. The titles include all age levels of fiction and non-fiction. Donors need to be at least 16 years old.

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