International Book Giving Day

International Book Giving Day

Looking for a fresh(er) way to look at and celebrate February 14? Try celebrating it with the thousand book fairies.

Be part of the International Book Giving Day.

According to its website, IBGD is a day dedicated to getting new, used and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible. It is a grass root initiative of people who seek to increase children’s access and enthusiasm for books.

You can participate in this activity by doing any of the following:

1. Give a Book to a Friend or Relative.
It doesn’t matter whether the it’s a new or a pre-loved one.

2. Leave a Book in a Waiting Room or Lobby.
Just make sure that you’ve labeled the book FREE. Add also snippets about the celebration.

3. Donate a Book.
It could be to a public school library or to any organization that promotes the love of reading among children.

Spread the news. Give books. Give love.

* The International Book Giving Day poster is by Indian children’s illustrator Priya Kuriyan.