It's less than a month until International Book Giving Day takes place on February 14th!
I created a Bookplate for the event which can be downloaded for free here!
I'm currently working on getting some good translations together so I can make alternative versions in other languages!
Here is the Press Release for the event :)
Celebrate International Book Giving Day this February 14th!
February 14th is not only Valentine’s Day. It is also International Book Giving Day - a day dedicated to getting new, used, and borrowed books into the hands of as many children as possible.
Well known children’s authors from around the world including Chris Haughton, Mem Fox, Viviane Schwarz, Barney Saltzberg, Clara Vulliamy, Sindiwe Magona, Emma Reynolds, Peter H. Reynolds, Sonja Chandrachud, Ed Vere, Nicola L. Robinson, Jane Clarke and Patricia Polacco are giving books to children on February 14th and are encouraging others to do the same.
You are invited to celebrate by:
1. Giving 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, grandchild, friend, or neighbour.
2. Leaving 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. Donating a Book.
Wrap up a box of children’s books that your kids have outgrown and get them into 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.
Let us know you are participating so we can add your name to our list of people giving
books for International Book Giving Day at http://bookgivingday.com You are also
invited to share photos of Book Giving Day festivities by adding the hashtag #giveabook
to Instagram photos or by emailing photos to email@example.com
International Book Giving Day is a grassroots initiative run entirely by volunteers like
you! If you would like to do more, there are a variety of ways for you to get involved.
You can plan an event in your community such as a used book drive, book swap,
storytime session, fundraiser, volunteer event or Beers for Books event at a local bar,
where [1 U.S. dollar, 100 yen or the equivalent] per beer is donated to Room to Read.
Submit events to International Book Giving Day’s event directory to invite others to
participate. You can also help publicize International Book Giving Day by hanging
International Book Giving Day posters and by encouraging friends, family members and
others in your community to celebrate.
Let’s see how many people we can get to commit to giving a book to a child by February 14th!
Connect with others celebrating International Book Giving Day:
hashtags: #giveabook, #IBGD[location] (e.g. #IBGDLondon)