Share your love of poetry

Tomorrow is International Book Giving Day

What better day is there to share your love of poetry than on Valentine’s Day?

I’m sure you have a poetry book or two hidden between the couch cushions or under a bed that someone would love to read.

Here are some suggestions for how to celebrate and share your love from the International Book Giving Day website:

1. Give a Book to a Friend or Relative.

Celebrate International Book Giving Day by giving a child a new, used or borrowed book.

2. Leave a Book in a Waiting Room or Lobby.

Choose a waiting room where kids are stuck waiting and there are few to no good books available. Purchase a good book, and deposit your book covertly or overtly in your waiting room of choice. The goal here is to spread the love of reading to kids, so choose a fun book, nothing controversial.

3. Donate a Book.

Wrap up a box of children’s books that your kids have outgrown and get them in the hands of children who could really use a book or two. Donate your books to your local second hand store, library, children’s hospital, or shelter. Alternatively, donate your books to an organization working internationally to get books in the hands of kids, such as Books for Africa.

Check out the website. They even offer printable book plates, book marks. and posters like this:

international-book-giving-day-poster-by-priya-kuriyan

I have oodles of books I could share. How about you?

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One thought on “Share your love of poetry

  1. I like to share my books with my writing group. Once every couple of months we bring 3 or 4 books to group and do an exchange.

    I’m on my way now to deliver 14 books to our Public Library. (None are poetry though, I keep those close and reread them). I must buy a duplicate of Pablo Neruda’s 20 Love Poems and donate that one next.

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