Thursday, April 18, 2013

Aloha to World Book Night USA and Kalihi-Palama Public Library

Aloha!  World Book Night is April 23.  From its website (at this link):

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.

I applied to be a "giver" of middle age books.   I was assigned to pick up my books from the Kalihi-Palama Public Library.  

Auntie Brenda, the children's librarian, created a wonderland for children to explore.

On the day I picked up my books, the toddlers were making sand paintings.

Check out the World Book Night events at this link, including the Kick Off events on Monday, April 22:

Ann Patchett and James Patterson at Parnassus Books in Nashville. More details here.

Lisa Scottoline, Walter Mosley, and Hillary Jordan at B&N Union Square, More details here.

Neil Gaiman, Lisa Genova and Vanessa Diffenbaugh at the Cambridge Public Library. More details here.

Mike Perry at the Calhoun Memorial Library in Chetek, Wisconsin. More details here.

Jesmyn Ward at the Pass Christian Library and Bookstore joint event in Pass Christian, MS. More details here.

Michael Lewis at Mrs. Dalloway’s in Berkeley, CA. More details here.

J. R. Moehringer at an arts space hosted by local booksellers. More details here.

Alexis Smith is one of the author and musical guests at the Holocene club in Portland, OR. More details here.

Nora Roberts at Turn the Page Books in Boonsboro, MD. More details here.

Mark Twain will be at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, CO, in conjunction with the Douglas County Library. More details here.

Curious what book I am giving away?  Come back next Wednesday for pictures!


Kim in Hawaii


  1. Can't wait to see what the book is!!! Those little girls are so cute!

  2. How fun! World Book Night is definitely something to celebrate.

  3. That sounds like such a fun place and I sure the kids really appreciate it.

  4. Definitely looks like a fun night.

  5. This sounds like a wonderful idea - I so loved buying books for my daughters as they were growing up.

  6. I never seem to remember this event in time to participate! The girls are sooo cute.

  7. Such a great activity. No surprise you're participating!!

  8. My daughter works for B&N. She gives myschool some of the left over books.

  9. Those little girls are adorable! And this is such a great idea. I have always been a book lover so I know there are many children out there that will love a free book :)

  10. thanks for the fun post! Sounds like an awesome event :)

  11. I had no idea about World Book Night - very cool!

  12. I haven't heard about this either! Thanks for sharing!