International Book Giving Day’s effort is encouraging people worldwide to give a book to a child on February 14th. They invite individuals to:
1) give a book to a friend or family member.
2) leave a book in a waiting room for children to read.
3) donate a gently used book to a local library, hospital or shelter or to an organization that distributes used books to children in need internationally.
I heard about International Book Giving Day via Emma at http://www.mybookcorner.com.au (who is one of the volunteers helping to organise it).
It is a really lovely idea. I am going to take part and probably blog about it next month. Last year (before I started blogging) I sent some of my books to some children’s hospitals around England. The Children’s hospitals were so happy and grateful that it made me smile – it is definitely worth doing. If you want to do this though you need to check with the hospital first, as some hospitals cannot accept second hand books.
To find out more information about International Book Giving Day please check out this link http://bookgivingday.com/