How To Be A Book Giver

Pssst… read on for my favourite way of gifting books on #BookGivingDay.

Book fairy?

Book ninja?

Call it what you will, but, stealthily leaving books out in the wild for little people to find, is hands down my favourite way of gifting books on 14th February.

Here’s how it works in four easy steps:

1 Gather your pile of books together.

2. Print out your bookmarks, or bookplates and tuck them into your books.

3. Attach a clear label (printable labels below) with the words, ‘Take Me Home’ or ‘This Book Is For You’ – experience has taught me that people don’t expect to be given things for free! Make your #BookGivingDay intentions clear.

4. Now… where to leave your books? Dot them along the school route, place them in Doctor/Dentist/ hospital waiting rooms, hide them at the bottom of slides/swings/climbing frames/benches in popular parks. Add them to the windscreens of cars where families often park.

My children love popping back later to see who has picked them up & how many have been found. It creates smiles all round.

Printable Labels, click for link to PDF file: Chris Haughton design, Elys Dolan design (shown below), or Priya Kuriyan design.

BookGivingDay-ElysDolanLabel

 

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