International Book Giving Day 2015 in Pictures

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.

UGANDA: MCox Foundation presenting this student with her FIRST book.

Pictures and Pages

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!

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!

Chris Monroe

USA: 1,000+ books to kids at a local elementary school. Author Chris Monroe read to the kindergarten and 1st grade students.

Mowmacre Hill Primary School

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.

CANADA: Angela Reynolds, in Nova Scotia, braved the elements to gift books.

UK: Danny Pearson

UK: Danny Pearson

AUSTRALIA: The Kids Bookshop

AUSTRALIA: The Kids Bookshop

AUSTRALIA: My Little Book Case book drop

AUSTRALIA: My Little BookCase book drop

USA: Loveable Lobo - Ashland, Oregon

USA: LoveableLobo-Ashland,Oregon

CANADA: MSVU Library - Nova Scotia

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. We'll be posting pictures and clues all throughout the day so that if you're in the area, you will be the new owners of the books!

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: Janeen Brian in Adelaide

AUSTRALIA: Itty Bitty Book Van

AUSTRALIA: Itty Bitty Book Van

BooksforBaliProject

BALI: The Books for Bali Project prepare for IBGD 2015

AUSTRALIA: Itty Bitty Book Van deliveries

AUSTRALIA: Itty Bitty Book Van deliveries

UK - Tracy Hopkins, London

UK – Tracy Hopkins, London

CAMBODIA: Vantharith gifts books to his niece

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

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 gifting books in Lagos.

NIGERIA: 1Child1Book headed out in Lagos to deliver books to children.

NIGERIA: 1Child1Book headed out in Lagos to deliver books to children.

NEPAL: "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.'

FROM NEPAL……
“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.’

About Emma Perry

Founder of children's book review website My Book Corner, organiser of International Book Giving Day. Proud member of the Golden Egg Academy, busy scribbling stories of 500 words.

15 thoughts on “International Book Giving Day 2015 in Pictures

  1. Pingback: International Book Giving Day | A.J. Fletcher Foundation

  2. This is really very cool! Bravo! It was less impressive for me, but giving books away is always very special. So when it is on a special day, knowing that other people are also giving books, makes it very special. Thank you for sharing the great photos, Emma.

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  3. At The Story Garden in our Leaders for Readers program we gave each of the readers (ages 4-8) a book, and then asked the leaders (ages 13-17) to take one and give it to a child on the way home or in their neighbourhood or wherever….and take a selfie of the event. Can’t wait to see the photos!

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