Sunday, February 12, 2012

Spread the Word about International Book Giving Day

(Seen on the Fuse #8 Blog)
Just when is International Book Giving Day?  Hmm, it seems to be every day, from now until February 14th!

International Book Giving Day is a day dedicated to getting new, used, and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible. We have Tomi Ungerer, Judy Blume, Katrina Germein and many other great authors on board. However, to reach as many kids as possible, we need your help too! 
Three simple ways you can celebrate International Book Giving Day:
1. Give a Book to a Friend or Relative.
Is there a child in your life who would enjoy receiving a book on February 14th? In lieu of or in addition to a card or box of chocolates, choose a good book from a bookstore or public library to give to your child, niece or nephew, mentee, friend, or neighbor.
2. 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 nonprofit organization working to ensure that all kids have access to books.
3. 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. 
Let’s see how many people we can get to commit to giving a book to a child by February 14th! 
Connect with others worldwide participating in International Book Giving Day by visiting International Book Giving Day’s website and Facebook page.
International Book Giving Day’s website:
International Book Giving Day’s Facebook page:
Let us know that you are participating!
Answer our “How will you celebrate International Book Giving Day?” poll. 
Share a photo of a child unwrapping a gift, a Valentine’s Day book exchange, you rummaging through your shelves in search of books to donate, or, my personal favorite, you slyly depositing a children’s book in a waiting room.

Thanks to Amy Broadmore for the info.

1 comment:

Ali B said...

My kids just unwrapped their Valentine's Day/International Book Giving Day presents.

10 year old son - Yukon Ho (Calvin & Hobbes)
6 year old daughter - The Sandwich Swap

I love to share my love of books!