World Book Night @ Ancilla

Ancilla Employee World Book Night Giver

DONALDSON – Amanda Petrucelli, Assistant to the Dean of Academic and Student Services at Ancilla College is a 2014 World Book Night Giver.

World Book Night (WBN) takes place April 23, 2014 which happens to be Shakespeare’s birthday.  It is in its third year here in the U.S.; it started in the U.K. in 2011.  WBN is a campaign to give away thousands of free, specially-printed paperbaks to light or non-readers.  Volunteers, such as Petrucelli, help promote reading in their communities by offering books to those who lacks the means or access to printed books.

In her third year as a giver, this is Petrucelli’s first year at Ancilla College. “Part of Ancilla’s mission is to attract learners who might have trouble at larger institutions or are nontraditional students. I love that the book I’m giving away this year is about armed conflict in the Middle East since we also attract many veterans.”

As a part of World Book Night, 2300 bookstores and libraries serve as community organizers for the book distribution to the volunteer givers.  The WBN picks are by a wide array of award-winning and bestselling adult and YA authors, as well as classics, books in Spanish, and books in Large Print.  The assortment of titles (39 in total) covers a wide variety of topics and interests.

“The book is a real page-turner, which is intentional. The World Book Night organization believes all it takes is one great book to transform someone into a reader. Sunrise Over Fallujah might be that one book!” Petrucelli said.

 

Executive Director of Admissions

Posted in Campus Life, News

Want more info?

Fill out this form to sign up for occasional emails and links to future events and free offers. (This is for Ancilla College only and we will never sell or give away your information.)