There’s nothing much more important to me than getting books into kids’ hands. That’s why I’m very happy to lend my support to International Book Giving Day. It takes place each year on February 14, a special day where many people give cards or chocolates. How exciting instead (or as well) to give a book! I love that it’s so simple and achievable.
International Book Giving Day, 14th February, is a day dedicated to getting new, used, and borrowed books into the hands of as many children as possible.
We can celebrate by:
1. Giving a Book to a Friend or Relative.
Gift a book to a child who would enjoy receiving a book on February 14th. A perfect alternative to overpriced chocolate and roses … although chocolates still make a good present!
2. Leaving a Book somewhere …
Choose a waiting room where kids are stuck waiting. Purchase a good book, and deposit your book covertly or overtly in your waiting room of choice.Try leaving them in playgrounds with our downloadable bookplates or bookmarks tucked inside! The goal here is to spread the love of reading to kids.
3. Donating a Book.
Donate books to a school library, children’s hospital, or nonprofit organisation working to ensure that all kids have access to books. A list of some of these organisations can be found on the website.
Want to join in the fun?
Use the hashtag #giveabook on Twitter to share your IBGD activities.
Add your name to the list of participants via the IBGD website.
Download the 2014 IBGD poster and help spread the word about this wonderful initiative.
What will you do for International Book Giving Day this year?