Saturday, February 13, 2016

International Book Giving Day!

On Valentine's Day you can give a book! February 14th is International Book Giving Day, and there are many ways to celebrate this inspired day, including:

Give a Book to a Friend or Relative.
  • Celebrate International Book Giving Day by giving a child a new, used or borrowed book.

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.

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.

There are some pretty bookmarks and bookplates available for free downloading at Book Giving Day.

Maria and I tidied up our Little Free Library for the special day. Fresh treats for our doggie friends, and fresh lemons and oranges for our neighbors.

We would love to hear how you plan to celebrate tomorrow!

{Special thanks to Maria for teaching me more HTML code... underlining and bullet points!}


Tracy Batchelder said...

My parents instilled in me a love of reading, so naturally I think books are the perfect gift for all occasions. I have never purposely left one for someone to find, but I like that idea.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Isn't it a fun-thoughtful way to celebrate? The concept makes me happy.

Jennifer said...

I'm so delighted to see the Little Library looking so loved!