As you may have heard, February 14 is a day for sharing love—sharing your love for books, that is. Because it’s International Book Giving Day!
IBGD 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 here are some ways to join the festivities:
- 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! Head over to bookgivingday.com to include cute bookmarks and book tags to your gift.
- 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!
- 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 DiksyonaryoAtbp or donate books to your local day care center, library, or public school!
We’re making it even easier to participate by holding our annual 1-hour sale one week before IBGD—79-peso books will be available for only 35 pesos each!
Don’t forget to make kids fall in love with books on Feb 14! Take pictures and tweet about the day: use hashtag #giveabook and tag us: @AdarnaHouse and @bookgivingday.
One response to “Feb 14 is International Book Giving Day!”
I have given my daughter’s friend books as a birthday present last week. Instead of toys or dress. Toys make break and dress may tore or shrunk. But books may become old but it will sure last for a life time in our hearts and minds.