International Book Giving Day

International Book Giving Day

International Book Giving Day

Date posted: February 14, 2019

Today is International Book Giving Day!

It’s a day for giving books to children. And there’s more than one way to celebrate:

  • Give a book to a child as a gift – How to Choose a Book from The Canadian Children’s Book Centre has tips for finding books for children and teens by age.
  • Leave a book for a child to discover – Get tips in How to be a Book Giver along with printable labels.
  • Donate to a charity that gives books to children.

Why is book ownership important? Research has indicated that a home library is important to the development of literacy skills. Read Growing up in a house full of books is major boost to literacy and numeracy, study finds to see some of the latest findings.

To learn more about the power of book ownership and other topics on children’s access to books, read Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids. Email library@decoda.ca to borrow a copy.

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