Were you aware that February 14th is International Book Giving Day ? It’s a day dedicated to getting new, used, and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible. At Jump Into a Book we are committed to spreading the word about this great event and also giving readers some ideas how they can participate.
Three simple ways to celebrate International Book Giving Day!
Celebrate International Book Giving Day by giving a child a new, used or borrowed book.
Choose a waiting room where kids are stuck waiting and there are few to no good books available.
Wrap up a box of children’s books that your kids have outgrown.
Something to Do:
Create your own special Book Donation Basket
Once you’ve taken the time to round up some books for Book Giving Day, create your own “donation basket” with a simple basket from the discount store.
Add some charm to your book gifts with these delightful Valentines Day printables from our friend Marilyn Scott Waters. Tuck these sweet hearts in like a bookmark or print on label paper for a more permanent effect.
Here is the link to the Valentine’s done by Marilyn Scott Waters.
*Have a child include books along with their Valentine’s day festivities at school by giving a book with their Valentines Cards.
*Donate your books to your local second hand store, library, children’s hospital, or shelter. Another place would be the Books for Africa project. Books for Africa is inviting people to donate directly to: https://www.booksforafrica.org/donate/to-project.html.
*If you are a blogger, write a post promoting it and add the Book Giving Day badge to your blog. Spread the word!
*If your child is not school-aged, make arrangements with your child care center or daycare to do some book giving
* Print off some of these adorable bookplates from Book Giving Day artists and spread the word that way.
* Hang a poster! Get your free-and-super-cute Book Giving Day poster HERE.
Need some more ideas and information? Check out some wonderful posts on Book Giving Day from some of our favorite bloggers:
What are your plans for Book Giving Day?
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