International Book Giving Day 14th February 2017

 

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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.

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‘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 emperry@gmail.com

Website | www.bookgivingday.com

Twitter | @bookgivingday

Facebook/BookGivingDay

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13 thoughts on “International Book Giving Day 14th February 2017

  1. Emma Payne

    What a wonderful idea.
    I nominate Bridge Learning Campus/ an all through school 3-16 in the most deprived area of Bristol (Hartcliffe). The children and their families are massively deprived and the school works so hard to support families, provide great learning & develop aspirations. Many children do not have books in their homes, so would hugely benefit from more books in school.
    Thank you.

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  2. Jenny Macey

    I am sure that HomeStart could- they are all over the country. I am a volunteer with HomeStart Kennet and I am sure they would love some books for the under 5s.

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  3. RUTH BERRY

    All of the previous posts are very worthy. If I were to add one it would be for Ronald Mcdonald house at Southampton hospital. It is a house where families can stay while their children are in hospital_sometimes for months at a time. They have playrooms but when I visited my nephew there there were only a few books there… As siblings stay too it would be lovely to have some good quality books to share.

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    1. bookloverjo Post author

      Hi Ruth

      Thank you for nominating Ronald McDonald House, they have been chosen to receive one of the bundles of picture books. Do you have a name as a contact I can send them to?

      Best Wishes

      Jo

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  4. Caryl Hart

    I’d love them to go to Eyam Primary School, in Derbyshire. They are a tiny village school with limited resources – around 80 children in all. I visited them today and the standard of writing, the enthusiasm of the kids and the sheer determination & commitment of the teachers blew me away.

    They wound LOVE such a gift and in my opinion, they richly deserve it.

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    1. bookloverjo Post author

      Hi Caryl
      Congratulations Eyam Primary School has been chosen to receive one of the picture book bundles. Do you have a contact of who is the best person at school to send them to?

      Best Wishes

      Jo

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  5. Kara Luke

    I’d ❤️ love to nominate the children’s ward at The Princess Royal Hospital in Shropshire. I gift them new books whenever I can. They are used during teaching in the school room there for children on longer term stays; for children to read during their chemotherapy sessions; for children and their families to read whilst the children are patients there; to gift to especially sick children as a little bit of book tonic for them… so many reasons 👌

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    1. bookloverjo Post author

      Congratulations I have chosen the Princess Royal Hospital as one of the organisations to receive a bundle of picture books. Do you have a contact of the best person to send them too?

      Best Wishes

      Jo

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  6. TU

    What a lovely post! I’d love to nominate @alvertonschool in Penzance. Penzance is a rural/coastal community that includes some of the most deprived areas in the country (some areas in the top 5%). In 2015 the school set up a new, woodland-themed library so that every child has daily access to books. They also created a “book shop” that accepts behaviour tokens instead of money, so any child behaving well is able to earn books to take home and keep, meaning all children – irrespective of family income – are able to have their own books at home. (Details here.)

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