So many wonderful stories from International Book Giving Day 2015 have been pouring in throughout the weekend.
I’m overwhelmed with the generosity of so many people, and of the huge reach that IBGD has.
14th February, and in fact the whole weekend, was one dedicated to getting books into the hands of as many children as possible far and wide. Books were given in UK, South Africa, Canada, Cambodia, Nepal, Brazil, Australia, France, Hungary, Cambodia, oh and so many more!
Whilst I will bring you more details on Wednesday, I simply must share these photos with you today …
INDIA: In our village – Vunnava, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India. At our village library, all the visitors (primarily children) put their names in a box for two weeks. And on International Book Giving Day (14 feb), we randomly picked 50 names from the box. And a book is given to each. Here is the sponsor of the program distributing the books to children. We plan to run this program every year. Thank you for the inspiration!
UGANDA: MCox Foundation presenting this student with her FIRST book.
AUSTRALIA: Pictures and Pages in Coburg, Victoria
CANADA: The Annapolis Valley Regional Library does a fantastic job of celebrating International Book Giving Day each year by hiding wrapped books around their communities!
USA: 1,000+ books to kids at a local elementary school. Author Chris Monroe read to the kindergarten and 1st grade students.
UK: Mowmacre Hill Primary School held a bookmark competition for #giveabook day & gave ALL the students a book too!
CANADA: Angela Reynolds, in Nova Scotia, braved the elements to gift books.
UK: Danny Pearson
AUSTRALIA: The Kids Bookshop
AUSTRALIA: My Little BookCase book drop
CANADA: MSVU Library – Nova Scotia
PHILIPPINES: Here are some of the Hiyas books that we’ll be leaving around Metro Manila for kids to find in time for International Book Giving Day on February 14.
AUSTRALIA: Janeen Brian in Adelaide
AUSTRALIA: Itty Bitty Book Van
BALI: The Books for Bali Project prepare for IBGD 2015
AUSTRALIA: Itty Bitty Book Van deliveries
UK – Tracy Hopkins, London
CAMBODIA: Vantharith gifts books to his niece
BRAZIL: My husband and me asked friends to donate books on my baby shower; we received around 350 books which we donated to a local community.
NIGERIA: 1Child1Book gifting books in Lagos.
NIGERIA: 1Child1Book headed out in Lagos to deliver books to children.
“Grade X students of JAGAT MANDIR Higher Secondary School gave books to the students who read the maximum number of books from the library. Every year Grade X organise the picnic by collecting the amount and the remaining amount they buy the books and give to the students. This time they gave to the students who read the maximum number of books from the library.’