International Book Giving Day is coming up soon: February 14th! (Yep, that’s also Valentine’s Day.)
For those of you unfamiliar with the holiday, International Book Giving Day is a day dedicated to getting books in the hands of as many children as possible. You are invited to celebrate…
1. Give a Book to a Friend or Relative.
Celebrate International Book Giving Day by giving a child a new, used or borrowed book.
2. Leave a Book in a Waiting Room or Lobby.
Choose a waiting room where kids are stuck waiting and there are few to no good books available. Purchase a good book, and deposit your book covertly or overtly in your waiting room of choice.
3. Donate a Book.
Wrap up a box of children’s books that your kids have outgrown and get them in the hands of children who could really use a book or two. Donate your books to your local second hand store, library, children’s hospital, or shelter. Alternatively, donate your books to an organization working internationally to get books in the hands of kids, such as Books for Africa.
International Book Giving Day has unveiled this year’s International Book Giving Day poster! This year’s poster was designed by Chris Haughton, author of A Bit Lost, Oh No George! and Shh! We Have a Plan.
International Book Giving Day is a grassroots, 100% volunteer initiative. If you like the idea, please help invite people in your community to celebrate International Book Giving Day by printing this poster and posting it in your community in bookstores, libraries, coffee shops and other community gathering spots. Sharing this poster via social media is also a great way to help get the word out.
Click link to download .pdf!
For more information about International Book Giving Day and to connect with others around the world celebrating International Book Giving Day, see International Book Giving Day’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed. #giveabook
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