When you think about February 14th, you probably think about Valentine's Day, but did you know that it's also International Book Giving Day? Croatia takes part in this international action that encourages book giving, especially to children.
According to the official website, there are six ways you can get involved in International Book Giving Day:
-Subscribe to the website, join over 14,000 already committed to #bookgivingday;
-Leave a book for a child to discover, donate to a local charity;
-Connect with others celebrating International Book Giving Day via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #bookgivingday;
-Download and print an International Book Giving Day bookmark and/or bookplate to attach to a book you give. They’re free;
-Share a photo of yourself celebrating International Book Giving Day. Use #bookgivingday on social media so they can find you;
-Invite your community to celebrate International Book Giving Day. Proudly display the #bookgivingday poster.
Librarian and writer Amy Broadmoore launched an international book-giving day in 2012, seeking to encourage children and adults to read more. It grows every year.
International Book Giving Day is celebrated by people in over 44 countries, including – Ukraine, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Australia, Canada, South Africa, France, India, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the Philippines, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Brazil, Egypt, Poland, Greece, Portugal, Mexico, Macedonia, Malawi, Hungary, Malaysia, Israel, Denmark, Sri Lanka, Serbia, Thailand, Indonesia, Jordan, China, Puerto Rico and Bulgaria.
International Book Giving Day is a 100% volunteer initiative aimed at increasing children’s access to and enthusiasm for books.