World Book Night

05/10/12

Local Students Donate Books to Winchester Hospital

Patients at Winchester Hospital are normally offered tea, coffee and breakfast in the morning, but now, thanks to students from the Lynch Elementary school, patients will have the opportunity to read a best-selling book. 

Students from Lynch Elementary in Winchester participated in World Book Night and donated 40 books to Winchester Hospital, including best sellers The Hunger Games and Blood Work.

“We’re trying to get the books into the hands of people who don’t normally have access to them,” said Lynch parent, Rick Emanuel. “We’re trying to teach elementary school kids the value of giving back to the community.”

World Book Night is a global event, and on Monday, April 23, Lynch students joined with students from around the world as one million books were donated to those in need.

Lynch students, Shannon Miranda, Audrey Emanuel, Kate Emanuel, Ella Stone, Johnny Yanucci and Jack Flynn, joined with their adult chaperones, Rick Emanuel, Robin Yanucci and Maureen Flynn to distribute free copies of best selling books.

World Book Night products were specially-produced, not-for-resale paperbacks. There was no charge for these special editions, and they cannot be resold. Authors were foregoing royalties and American book publishers, the American Booksellers Association, Barnes & Noble, the American Library Association, the Association of Merican Publishers, Ingram Book Company, UPS and a dozen printers and binders paid for the production and shipping.

The goal of the world-wide effort is to increase literacy among kids and adults and get them back to reading.

“This is a great option for patients,” said Kathy Schuler, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Winchester Hospital. “Winchester Hospital is excited to offer these best-sellers to our patients.”

About Winchester Hospital

Winchester Hospital is the first community hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery. Winchester Hospital has clinical affiliations with several nationally recognized hospitals in the region, including Children’s Hospital Boston, Tufts Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. To learn more, visit www.winchesterhospital.org.