I’ve had a word with the husband and instead of wasting our money on Valentines Day gifts this year we are going to do International Book Giving Day. This is a fantastic initiative to encourage children to read and delight in the wonder of books.
The beauty of International Book Giving Day is its simplicity. Participants do not need to organise a huge event to take part.
They are invited to celebrate by:
1. Giving a Book to a Friend or Relative.
Gift a book to a child who would enjoy receiving a book on February 14th. A perfect alternative to overpriced chocolate and roses … although chocolates still make a good present!
2. Leaving a Book somewhere …
Choose a waiting room where kids are stuck waiting, (dentist, doctors). Purchase a good book, and deposit your book covertly or overtly in your waiting room of choice.
Try leaving them in playgrounds with our downloadable bookplates or bookmarks tucked inside!
The goal here is to spread the love of reading to kids.
3. Donating a Book.
Donate books to a school library, children’s hospital, or nonprofit organisation working to ensure that all kids have access to books. A list of some of these organisations can be found on the website.
Let people know you are joining in a get some more information at http://bookgivingday.com
I’m going to be checking out my social media channels as photos of Book Giving Day festivities are shared each year on social media, by adding the hashtag #giveabook to Instagram / Twitter / Facebook photos
Do give it a go, its a brilliant idea. I’d love to hear what book you donated.
To celebrate IBGD Lost My Name which is a fabulous personalised book have given readers a code for 20% off. Just type the following code into the appropriate box on the site. The code is only valid for today so be quick! bookgivingday20