HIGH POINT, N.C., May 2, 2013 – La-Nita Williams, who has served as circulation librarian at High Point University’s Smith Library for 25 years, was chosen to participate in World Book Night on April 23 to distribute free paperbacks in the High Point community.
World Book Night is a national celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. Each year, tens of thousands of selected volunteers in the U.S. go out into their communities and give a total of half a million books away for free to light and non-readers. This year, the adult literacy campaign included 25,000 volunteers distributing books in 5,000 towns and cities.
Williams chose to share her love for reading at Open Door Ministries, where she distributed free copies of “Devil in a Blue Dress,” a mystery novel by Walter Mosley. She focused on giving the books to a group of people at Open Door who are in the process of obtaining their General Education Degree.
“I was excited to learn that I would be one of the numerous ‘givers’ on World Book Night,” says Williams. “To be given the opportunity to share my love of reading to others was amazing. The group at Open Door Ministries was thankful and pleased to receive the books. Reading is empowering and opens your mind and imagination. I hope to be a giver again next year so that I can see the smiles on another group.”