Monday, February 13, 2012

Celebrate International Book Giving Day

We love the idea behind International Book Giving Day! A day on which small actions will transform into one big collective idea of awesomeness! Tomorrow, 14th February is International Book Giving Day. How will you be celebrating this day?

At Pratham Books, we want to curate a list of organizations that need books and we hope that YOU can help us celebrate International Book Giving Day with them. We will have an update tomorrow, so please look out for that post. In case you work with an organization that needs children's books, please email us at web(at)prathambooks(dot)org.

The International Book Giving Day blog lists three simple ways in which you can participate :

1. Give a Book to a Friend or Relative.

Is there a child in your life who would enjoy receiving a book on February 14th? In lieu of or in addition to a card or box of chocolates, choose a good book from a bookstore or public library. Do not underestimate the value of a library book lovingly selected and wrapped in pretty paper.

2. Donate a Book.

Wrap up a box of children’s books that your kids have outgrown and get them in the hands of children who could really use a book or two. Donate your books to your local second hand store, library, children’s hospital, or shelter. Alternatively, donate your books to an organization working internationally to get books in the hands of kids.

3. Leave a Book in a Waiting Room or Lobby.

Choose a waiting room where kids are stuck waiting and there are few to no good books available. Purchase a good book, and deposit your book covertly or overtly in your waiting room of choice. The goal here is to spread the love of reading to kids, so choose a fun book, nothing controversial.

Hop on over to the International Book Giving Day for more news and ideas on how to celebrate this fantabulous day!

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