International Book Giving Day is a day dedicated to getting new, used and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible.
From the International Book Giving Day website:
International Book Giving Day’s focus is on encouraging people worldwide to give a book to a child on February 14th. We invite individuals to
1) give a book to a friend or family member,
2) leave a book in a waiting room for children to read, or
3) donate a gently used book to a local library, hospital or shelter or to an organization that distributes used books to children in need internationally.
Kids Book Review would like to encourage you to take the opportunity to share a book with a child today in celebration of this great event. Whether you donate a book to a school, preschool or the children’s ward at your local hospital, make a financial donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation or another children’s book charity or simply share a new story with your own child, we hope that you will know that in doing so, you are sharing something very special.
You can find out more about International Book Giving Day at their website or Facebook page.