International Book Giving Day takes place on 14th February each year. The aim? To get books into the hands of as many children as possible.
14th February is about sharing the love of books! #bookgivingday
To celebrate International Book Giving Day, #BookGivingDay, TLE will be giving away 100’s of books donated by our generous supports. Join us in our celebration:
- READ a book
- SHARE a book
- PASS ON a book
Three simple ways to celebrate International Book Giving Day, February 14th, 2017!
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 Books for Africa
, or support UK children’s hospital charity Readathon
. Publisher Book Island
will donate one book to their hospital programme for each book sold via their website (14 – 28 February).
Marianne Dubuc – creator of the 2017’s official poster – has also created these beautiful bookmarks. Tuck them into any books you plan to give on #bookgivingday – they look amazing don’t they?!