I’ve been looking forward to International Book Giving Day for weeks and it’s finally here! I knew as soon as I heard about it that I wanted to be a part of it. A special day that aims to get books into the hands of children who needed them most is right up my alley.
As soon as I heard about International Book Giving Day I set out to get local authors, publishers, librarians, bloggers, and book lovers involved. Some of our best authors pledged their support and the always wonderful HarperCollins New Zealand and Random House New Zealand sent a box of lovely new books to donate to children. Both Duffy Books in Homes and KidsCan were very keen to be involved and agreed to be the recipients of the donated books. The people of Christchurch also got on board and I received piles and piles of pre-loved books to send to Duffy and KidsCan. They will both received 3 or 4 large boxes of new and second-hand books next week that will then be given to children around the country who need them the most.
Along with my colleagues in my library, I bought some new picture books and board books to donate to the doctor and dental surgery in our community. I know that they’ll be well loved and I’m going to try and refresh the books regularly.
I hope your International Book Giving Day was as awesome as mine. Don’t forget to share your photos and your experience via Instagram or Twitter by adding the tag #giveabook. You can also email photos to amy dot broadmoore at gmail dot com, and they’ll be shared at International Book Giving Day’s website.