Celebrate the LOVE of books this Valentine’s Day and give a child a book. It’s International Book Giving Day on February 14 which means you need to round up your old children’s books and share them with less fortunate children or schools near you.
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 religious or 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 organisation working internationally to get books in the hands of kids, such as Books for Africa
, or support help2read
, a local organisation working to improve South Africa’s literacy rates.
For great posters, bookmarks and book plates designed by super talented and award-winning author and illustrator Elys Dolan, check out the official Book Giving Day website.