Wichita Police Officers will hand out free books on Monday as part of a community partnership with Watermark Books and Café. Book titles include many current titles as well as many other classics.
World Book Night U.S. is an ambitious campaign to give away a half million free, specially printed books across America. Volunteer book lovers will help promote reading by going out and personally giving free copies of a book they enjoy to new or light readers, reaching them especially in underserved places.
"Partnerships are a key part of successful communities,” Terri Moses, Deputy Chief of the Wichita Police Department, said. “The Wichita Police Department is proud to partner with Watermark Books in the World Book Night project. Officers throughout Wichita will hand out books to members of the Wichita community. This project is an opportunity for officers to meet with citizens and provide them with a small luxury, a book that they might otherwise not be able to enjoy."