ANGOLA, Ind. -- A Trine University senior eager to share his love of books and reading
has organized a free book exchange, giveaways and more during World Book Night, a
free public event, on April 23.
Trine's Library and Information Services department is joining a global initiative
to promote reading by handing out books. A free book exchange is scheduled from 6
to 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, on the first floor of the LINK Library located in the
Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center.
Various fiction and nonfiction titles will be available for swapping. Those who attend
are welcome to bring a gently used book to exchange, but it is not mandatory.
While perusing the book exchange, readers may enter a raffle for a chance to win a
free one-year Trine library borrower's card.
Attendees may also enter to win one of 20 copies of the novel "Moneyball." Written
by Michael Lewis and published in 2003, the novel shows how a baseball organization
with one of the lowest payrolls in the majors was able to compete against teams boasting
a payroll nearly three times as much.
In conjunction with the raffle for "Moneyball," the movie by the same name will be
screened at 7 p.m. in Fabiani Theatre near the LINK. "Moneyball" tells the story of
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane. The movie version was released in 2011 with
Brad Pitt starring as Beane, and received six nominations for Academy Awards including
Best Actor and Best Picture. The movie is courtesy of the Humanities Institute.
The event is organized by Derek Bycraft, a senior sport management major from Jackson.
Bycraft has worked at the Trine Writing Center as a peer consultant for the past three
years and has placed in Trine's Walter Cunningham Writing Contest's fiction and academic
"Derek is one of the most committed students to English and liberal arts that I've
seen on Trine's campus," said Sarah Young, Writing Center director. "As an avid reader,
Derek jumped at the chance to share something he loves with the community."
"One of my favorite authors tweeted about the event, and so I decided to look into
it," Bycraft said. "After reading about the ability to give out free books to people,
I really wanted to do whatever I could to make this a big event on campus."
For more information about World Book Night, contact Bycraft at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Trine's library at 260.665.4162.