As part of their day Tuesday, Gloria and Terry Irvin will head to a nursing home in York County to distribute 20 copies of a large-print edition of “Favorite American Poems,” edited by Paul Negri.
They won’t be the only ones out and about — 10 people in York County signed up to be givers for World Book Night, an annual push to deliver reading material to people who normally do not read or do not have access to books.
Nationwide, half a million books will be distributed, according to the World Book Night website.
This month marks the second year that World Book Night, which began in the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2011, has been celebrated in the United States. The Irvins — owners of Irvin’s Books in West Manchester Township for almost nine years — discovered the giveaway online “purely by accident,” Gloria said.