February 14th is well known as Valentine's Day, but it's good to know that one more day is celebrated today – International Book Giving Day.
European House Dubrovnik joined the action and is sharing books in Croatian and in foreign languages from 1 pm to 6 pm at the premises of the association at the street of Nikola Tesla.
Librarian and writer Amy Broadmoore launched an international book-giving day in 2012, seeking to encourage children and adults to read more.
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.
Libraries, kindergartens, associations, institutions and individuals all over the world have been diligently collecting books and illustrations these days and passing them to children's hospitals, humanitarian organizations and other needy people. Within the framework of its activities of promoting reading among citizens of all ages, the European House of Dubrovnik joined the action several years ago.