Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Spread Book Love on February 14

Have you heard about International Book Giving Day? It is a nonprofit initiative, described this way:

"A day dedicated to getting new, used, and borrowed books in the hands of as many kids as possible."

It is taking place on February 14, 2013 . . .Valentines Day! Check out the website for ideas on how you can participate.

Even if you don't get on board, at the very least, think about the valentines you are giving to your loved ones, especially your young children. This year, forget the chocolate. Offer books.

Send this message:  books = love

A book holds a house of gold.
— Chinese Proverb


  1. Every day is a great day for book gift-giving. I think books make the best Valentine Day's present in the world. Better than jewelry, better than candy. Nothing beats a book.

    Sanne Collins
    Rural Florida Living

  2. Feed the heart, not the hips - give a book!


What I think . . .

There are all kinds of readers. Some—like my daughter and me—are never without a book to read for pleasure. Others—like my son—are careful, analytical, and curious readers who read primarily to seek information from the page.

No matter what kind of reader your child becomes, you can help him or her get started. After all, you are your child’s first teacher. And, best of all, you can have some fun in the process.

Please feel free to share your own ideas. Tell me about ways you've enjoyed reading with your child.

Madeline Boskey, Ph.D.