Devotees of the written word will share their passion and free books April 23rd. It's the first World Book Night in the United States.
Macomb is one of 5,000 U.S. communities chosen to take part. The city's public library and New Copperfield's Book Store were selected as distributors. World Book Night is sponsored by a consortium of book publishers and authors who donate the books.
Linda Cox of New Copperfield's said “book givers” each have 20 books to give away.
Next school year will be a year of transition for Illinois districts. Many will complete the transition to new Common Core standards adopted by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Macomb Superintendent Alene Reuschel said the change makes professional development more urgent for teachers.
She said, “Schools traditionally have their own kickoff meetings but this time we're going to come together as an education community. And because we're all facing many of the same challenges, especially in the Common Core.”