Happy World Book & Copyright Day

worldbookandcopyrightday.Today is World Book &  Copyright Day a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.  Did you know that this date was picked because it in important day in world literature.  April 23rd is a symbolic date for world literature. On this day in 1611, Miguel de Cervantes, William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.  Share your love of reading by stopping by the library to pick up a new book, read to your child, and donate any old books for our book sale.  What’s your latest favorite read?

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One Response to Happy World Book & Copyright Day

  1. yoginiguru says:

    Currently re-reading Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse – love this book!

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