Did you know… 14th of February is International Book Giving Day. Yes yes, I know it’s also Valentine’s Day – but let’s ignore that one for the moment because really – everybody knows about Valentine’s Day already, but who knew it was International Book Giving Day?
So I was thinking… if you’ve got some books that you have outgrown or finished reading or simply don’t have space for anymore – maybe you could drop them off at the Addie offices and they could give them to kids or schools that don’t have lots of books.
Don’t you think that’s an awesome idea?
And they do not have to be only children’s books – maybe your parental agents (aka your mom /dad guardian / whoever) have novels or other books that they would be prepared to give away too.
Or… your school or church could organise a book drive – collect up lots of books and pass them over to people who don’t have books of their own.
Or you could donate some books to the local hospital.
If you think of a clever idea of who and how to donate books to – email me quickly (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know so that we can share it with everybody else… in the world.
Yes! That’s what “International” means – it means that the whole world is going to be giving books on the 14th of February.
The thought of living in a world without books gives me the heebie-jeebies (remember – that’s the word we learnt last week). Sad to say though – too many children in South Africa don’t own a single book of their own.
We can all make a difference to somebody’s life and give a book.
Or maybe you are one of the people who do not have a book of your own. Just think – you might be able to get one on the 14th February.
If you are feeling really generous, you can buy a brand new book and donate it to somebody who needs it. Ginny is going to do this. She’s going to donate some of the books in the Sibo Series to a needy school.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Your new word for the week:
Meaning: (noun) Lively spirit; energy; enthusiasm
Example: Sibo is full of vim when it comes to International Book Reading Day!