INTERNATIONAL BOOK PROJECT CELEBRATES WORLD BOOK DAY
International Book Project celebrates World Book Day with ‘Beers for Books’ “Books change lives but beer makes it better,” says the slogan on the event poster and next Thursday night attendees can find out if that is true. The International Book Project will hold a fundraiser called Beers for Books at Ethereal Brewing on April 23, World Book Day, from 6 to 10 p.m. The event will include live music, various beers on tap from Ethereal Brewing and other popular brands as well as food from Pita Social. “We wanted to hold an event that is fun but also raises awareness about illiteracy and the importance of books,” said Chassity Neckers, a representative of the International Book Project. “More than 700 million people worldwide are illiterate.” “Nationally, more than 60 percent of low-come families have no children’s books in their home which can be hard to believe sometimes when I look at the full bookshelves in my home,” she continued. “Though the reality is that people just don’t have enough access to books. By providing access to books, we can improve the quality of life of individuals and families, and in turn, improve our community by expanding literacy to all those who desire to learn All proceeds will benefit the International Book Project’s book-sending mission. Ethereal Brewing is located in the distillery district at 1224 Manchester St. “What better way to celebrate World Book Day than with a pint and friends,” Neckers said.