Friday is the deadline to sign up as a volunteer for the annual World Book Night Million-Book giveaway.
World Book Night is a campaign to find light or non-readers in the community and hand them each a book to encourage reading. The event will take place on April 23 — UNESCO International Day of the Book and Shakespeare's birthday. It is the product of a round table discussion at London's Book Industry Conference in May, 2010, the purpose of which was to find a way to encourage more adults to read.
The day is celebrated in numerous countries and in 2012, almost 80,000 people gave out more than 2.5 million books worldwide.
To sign up as a volunteer or to ask questions, visit www.worldbooknight.org.