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International Book Giving Day

Spread the love of reading on International Book Giving Day by donating books to those in need and sharing your favorite stories with others!
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Get ready to spread the love of reading on February 14th for International Book Giving Day! This special day encourages people all around the world to share their favorite books with others and promote literacy. It was first celebrated in 2012 and has since gained popularity, with individuals and organizations joining in to donate books and encourage a love for reading. Whether you're giving away your own cherished book or donating new ones to those in need, this holiday is a wonderful opportunity to make a positive impact through literature. So grab your favorite book and join in on the celebration!

History of International Book Giving Day

International Book Giving Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Holiday Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>International Book Giving Day was first celebrated, raising awareness of the importance of books and promoting love for reading globally.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Participation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The holiday gained worldwide attention, with individuals and organizations from at least 44 countries participating in book giving activities in this year.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Local Library Initiatives</div><div class='timeline-text'>Many local libraries joined the celebration by organizing special events and book drives, further promoting the habit of reading and book giving.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Celebrity Endorsements</div><div class='timeline-text'>International Book Giving Day received endorsements from well-known authors and illustrators, amplifying the reach and importance of the initiative.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>School Participation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Schools around the world began to educate children about the significance of book giving and encouraged them to participate by organizing various activities on this day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Online Celebrations</div><div class='timeline-text'>Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many online events and book donations happened virtually, showing the adaptability of the holiday's spirit despite challenging times.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Book Giving Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate books to a local charity or library</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some books that you no longer need or want and donate them to a local charity or library. This is a great way to spread the joy of reading and give back to your community.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a book swap party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for a book swap party where everyone can bring a book to exchange with someone else. This is a fun and inexpensive way to get new books to read and share the love of reading with others.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Participate in a book drive</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find out if there are any book drives happening in your community and participate by donating books or volunteering your time. This is a great way to help promote literacy and get books into the hands of those who need them most.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Leave books in public places</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spread the love of reading by leaving books in public places for others to find and enjoy. You can leave notes inside the books encouraging others to pass them on or leave them behind for someone else to discover.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Read a book to a child</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spend some time with a child and read them a book. This is a great way to bond, promote literacy, and share the joy of reading with the next generation. You can also donate the book to the child afterwards so they can continue to enjoy it.</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Book Giving Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes literacy and education </h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>International Book Giving Day is dedicated to providing books to children who may not have access to them. By giving the gift of reading, we contribute towards fostering a love for learning and improving overall literacy rates.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a chance to share your favorite stories</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By giving books on International Book Giving Day, you can share some of your favorite childhood or all-time favorite reads with others. This can also spark conversation and connections with friends and family over shared interests in literature.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It supports small businesses and bookstores</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Instead of buying new books from major retailers, consider supporting smaller local shops by purchasing books to give away on International Book Giving Day. This not only supports small businesses but also allows for unique finds and helps build a sense of community within local industries.</p></div></div>

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When is International Book Giving Day?

International Book Giving Day is celebrated on February 14 every year. In 2024 International Book Giving Day will occur on a Wednesday.

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