Celebrate International Book Giving Day this February 14th

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.

A Bit Lost by Chris HaughtonOh No, GeorgeInternational 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.

International Book Giving Day 2015 poster  - Chris Haughton

International Book Giving Day 2015 poster

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

Show your support for International Book Giving Day and invite others to celebrate by adding a badge to your blog or website!

International Book Giving Day 2015 badge

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8 Responses to Celebrate International Book Giving Day this February 14th

  1. Amy says:

    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing! I organize a book drive each year and am in the midst of sorting and boxing up books now too.

  2. I organized a book drive for International Book Giving Day – the books are going in boxes for families at the local food pantry. I put a link to your post in my blog. Thanks!

  3. Reblogged this on Laurie Ann Thompson and commented:
    I love this idea and plan to participate. Join me?

  4. I love this idea. I am going to have my students collect books to give to the kids at the women’s shelter.

  5. Oh my goodness! That image is perfect! Thank you for reminding me of International Book Giving Day- it always sneaks up on me.

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