World Book Day and Book Aid International
Hello! Just to let you know that things might be a little quieter over here on my blog for the next few weeks. I’m working on a fantastic campaign for World Book Day on behalf of Book Aid International so I’ll be blogging over there for a little while as well as doing a few other things.
World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading – what could be better! It’s marked in over 100 countries around the globe and the origins of the day we now celebrate in the UK and Ireland come from Catalonia, where roses and books were given as gifts to loved ones on St. George’s Day – a tradition started over 90 years ago. World Book day this year will take place on Thursday 03 March. For more information, head over to WBD’s “about” page.
Book Aid International is the nominated charity for World Book Day. They are a fantastic charity too, that increases access to books to support literacy, education and development in sub-Saharan Africa. Book Aid International is one of the world’s foremost library development charities and provide around half a million books to libraries sub-Saharan Africa and the Occupied Palestinian Territories every year. They support libraries in schools, refugee camps, prisons, universities, communities and more. Over on their website you can find lots of ways that you can get involved in raising money for an amazing cause while celebrating and enjoying books.