Today on the blog I am delighted to share with you the details for International Book Giving Day 2017 and to reveal the official poster – alongside a fabulous selection of my favourite book bloggers. For me there is nothing better than being able to put brilliant books into children’s hands on a daily basis. My home and school library is stuffed full of lovely books which I have the pleasure of seeing children enjoy every day. I’m in a very fortunate position as a blogger of being sent lots of brilliant books, but not all children have access to a wide selection of books and for International Book Giving Day I would like to share some of the books that I’m sent. If you know of any organisation such as a school, hospital, or charity who work with children and would love to receive a bundle of picture books then please comment on my post. I will notify the selected organisation on International Book Giving Day.
Here is some more information for you to find out more if you want to get involved:
International Book Giving Day
The International Book Giving Day team is delighted to announce that Marianne Dubuc is the illustrator behind 2017’s official poster. Libraries, schools & bookshops are encouraged to download, print and display Dubuc’s poster to celebrate the love of reading & encourage others to give books to children on International Book Giving Day, 14th February.
‘We are over the moon that Marianne Dubuc has created such a wonderful poster for #bookgivingday. Emma Perry, IBGD.
International Book Giving Day is a 100% volunteer initiative aimed at increasing children’s access to, and enthusiasm for, books. Its focus is on encouraging people worldwide to give a book to a child on February 14th, #bookgivingday
We invite individuals to …
1) gift 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 organisation that distributes used books to children in need internationally.
In addition, we encourage people to support the work of nonprofit organisations (i.e. charities) that work year round to give books to children.
For further information please contact Emma Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Website | www.bookgivingday.com
Twitter | @bookgivingday