WATERVILLE — The Children’s Book Cellar will host a reception for local givers before World Book Night, in preparation for the volunteers to give back to the community Monday.

People across the United States will go to hospitals, coffee shops, jails, restaurants, homeless shelters, and any where people gather to give away one million books to light or non-readers.

In central Maine, more than a dozen people are receiving their specially printed books at Children’s Book Cellar. For more information, call Ellen Richmond at 872-4543 or email [email protected] net.