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As Goddess Month continues, were you all aware of why I love Feb 14th so much? NO…not because of Valentine’s Day. Because of International Book Giving Day ! It’s a day dedicated to getting new, used, and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible.
It’s a reasonable simple holiday to celebrate and the International Book Giving Day has great tools, activities and downloadable items to bring the holiday into your home or classroom.
To help you on your way, Marianne Dubuc – creator of the 2017’s official poster – has also created these beautiful bookmarks. Tuck them into the books you plan to give on #bookgivingday – they look amazing don’t they?!
Bookmarks – Click here to download printable version – PDF
Don’t forget to share your plans on social media, using the #bookgivingday hashtag.
Three simple ways to celebrate International Book Giving Day, 14th February 2015!
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. The goal here is to spread the love of reading to kids, so choose a fun book, nothing controversial.
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 any of the organizations listed above.
Ways You Can Get Involved in International Book Giving Day!
- Add your name to the list of individuals celebrating International Book Giving Day.
- Leave a book for a child to discover, donate to a local charity. Click here for plenty of inspiration!
- Connect with others celebrating International Book Giving Day via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. #bookgivingday
- Download and print an International Book Giving Day bookplate to attach to a book you give to a kid. They’re free!
- Share a photo of yourself celebrating International Book Giving Day via Instagram by adding the hashtag #bookgivingday or via email (amy dot broadmoore at gmail dot com).
- Invite your community to celebrate International Book Giving Day. We have International Book Giving Day posters available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Hindi. You can download and print these posters or share them online.
- Pin the above infographic to Pinterest and spread the word!
What are you going to do to celebrate?