Celebration of books

Today, April 23, marks William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. In recognition of this, the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with All Cultures Equal, Hamilton County Public Health and Congregate Meals to become one of 2,300 bookstores, businesses and libraries across America supporting World Book Night 2014.

As many as 25,000 volunteers in 6,000 communities will give away a million free books.

Deb Brown, Chamber Director, said, “We partnered with Mornin’ Glory last year and this year is just as exciting. This year, we are giving away the book “Young Men and Fire” by Norman Maclean.”

“It’s the story of courage, tragedy and redemption of the crew of 15 U.S. Forest Service elite fire fighters who jumped to their deaths (all but three of them),” she said.

A total of 20 books will be given away at the Chamber office, ACE, congregate Meals and Hamilton County Public Health on a first-come, first-served basis.