For Valentine’s Day, you can never go wrong with a bouquet of roses, a box of assorted chocolates, and a candlelight dinner at your favourite corner bistro. The more adventurous gift-giver may have a giant plush bear delivered to a loved-one’s office, or even worse, a singing valentine. A true master of Valentine’s Day can even pull-off a choreographed, surprise marriage proposal AND have it captured on live TV! No matter to what degree you express your affection on February 14th, Valentine’s Day is ultimately a day of love, appreciation, and giving.
For the young bibliophile, it is quite fortuitous that February 14th is also International Book Giving Day. The goal is quite simple: “International Book Giving Day’s focus is on encouraging people worldwide to give a book to a child on February 14th.”
And participation is even easier! You can:
- Gift a book to a friend or family member
- Leave a book in a waiting room for children to read
- 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
International Book Giving Day is all about getting books into the hands of as many children as possible, and there are many ways in which you can celebrate the day with us! Visit the International Book Giving Day website for exclusive posters, bookmarks, and book plates downloads and make sure to share the celebration with your involvement and photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with #bookgivingday
Plus, read about the different ways you can become directly involved with International Book Giving Day!
Any book gift suggestions for children? Check back on our blog each Monday for recommended adult reads! Happy Valentine’s Day, and more importantly, Happy International Book Giving Day!