Indian Prairie Public Library will be one of 2,300 libraries and book stores across the country giving away free books in support of the third annual World Book Night on April 23. Look for IPPL volunteers at restaurants, stores and other businesses in Darien, Willowbrook and Burr Ridge during the evening hours. Businesses include: Buona Beef, Darien; Cooper’s Hawk, Burr Ridge; Culver’s, Darien; Darien Park District; Sportsplex, Darien; McDonald’s, Darien; Starbucks, Burr Ridge; Starbucks, Willowbrook; The Patio, Darien; and Whole Foods, Willowbrook. Books titles to be given away include After the Funeral by Agatha Christie, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, Miss Darcy Falls in Love by Sharon Lathan, Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow, The Dog Stars by Peter Heller, The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple. World Book Night was created to spread the love of reading, person to person. Each year on April 23 – William Shakespeare’s birthday – approximately 25,000 volunteers give away a half million free books in more than 6,000 communities across the country. For more information about World Book Night, visit www.worldbooknight.org.
Join the conversation in the Indian Prairie group on Goodreads, and you could win Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards or Morton Arboretum passes. We're talking about what we're reading, books into movies, and the one book you think everyone should read. So join the group and leave a comment for your chance to win. Winners will be drawn on August 10.
Indian Prairie is now on Goodreads. Stop by to talk about books you love, find new ones to read, and connect with other readers. Join the group by May 15 to be entered in a drawing for a gift card to a local restaurant. Leave a comment in one of our discussions by August 10 for a chance to win Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards or Morton Arboretum passes.
The Atlantic editors and writers shared the best books they read in 2012. Goodreads users voted for the best books of the year. You can also peruse best book lists from NPR, Slate, The New York Times, and Esquire. Join us on Facebook and share the best book you've read in 2012. Check our post to see what books other people enjoyed this year.
Try searching BookBrowse to discover what to read next. You can find reviews, recommendations, readalikes, author bios and interviews, resources for book clubs, and so much more. You can also subscribe to receive free weekly email newsletters. If you're looking for another resource for new books, try NoveList. And if you want to see what books the staff at IPPL recommends, visit Find Your Next Great Book. Next week, we'll introduce another new electronic resource available through Indian Prairie. Until then, check out the complete list of Research Databases.