Goddard Riverside Partnered with World Book Night to Spread the Love of Reading

On April 23, 2014, 25,000 volunteers across the country gave away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across America, and on the upper West Side at Goddard Riverside Community Center for World Book Night (WBN). WBN is an ambitious campaign to give thousands of free, specially printed paperbacks to light or nonreaders. Volunteer book lovers will help promote reading by going into our communities and handing out free copies of books, often to those without means or access to a printed book. With the organizational support of local bookstores and libraries, Goddard Riverside will be sharing them in locations such as hospitals, mass transit, nursing homes, food pantries, underfunded schools, and more.