International Book Giving Day--14 February--is a day dedicated to getting new, used and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible.
Here are some simple ways to celebrate International Book Giving Day!
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.
4. KBR's Recommendation
Our favourite way to give a book is to leave one anywhere, in public, with a note saying "Today is International Book Giving Day. This book is for you. If you like it, consider leaving a book you've loved for someone else to find. Happy reading!"
Head to the website now to pledge how YOU will be giving or donating books this Feb 14th.