World Book Night needs helpers

Readers who would like to help share books with others are invited to participate in World Book Night 2013 through the Deschutes Public Library system.

The worldwide event distributes more than 2 million books annually to inspire others to read. Locally, the Downtown Bend Public Library is participating as a distribution center and is seeking volunteers to help hand out books to the public on April 23.

How it works, according to the World Book Night website, is each year 30 books are selected. The authors waive their royalties and the publishers pay the costs of producing special World Book Night editions.

Then bookstores and libraries give 20 copies of a particular book in their communities.

The deadline to sign up to volunteer is Wednesday. Sign-up is taking place at the website below.

Contact: www.us.worldbooknight.org.