In what better way can you express that you care about someone than by giving them a book that you love?
Yes, February 14 is a day of love, and a day of book-giving! International Book Giving Day is a volunteer-initiated celebration that aims to put a book in the hands of every child. It’s a great way to celebrate the joy of reading, and there are many ways to join the festivities, but bookgivingday.com swears by these gestures:
1) Give a book to a kid you care about. Give a copy of your favorite children’s book to your kid, neighbor, student, pamangkin, or inaanak!
2) Be a mystery book giver. Leave a book somewhere you know kids will be, hand over a book to a random kid you cross paths with, or give a stranger a book for their kid. Don’t forget to wish them a happy International Book Giving Day!
3) Contact your favorite literacy group to donate. Help out in the efforts of educational organizations such as Inquirer’s Read Along, Museo Pambata, Reading Association of the Philippines, Sambat Trust, and Teach for the Philippines.
Tomorrow is February 14. Make kids fall in love with books on International Book Giving Day!