The winners of our International Book Giving Day contest are…

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Congratulations to the winners of our International Book Giving Day contest, Mary Elizabeth Luka of Halifax and her friend Marianne! Thank you to all who entered. We loved hearing about who you’d want to give a book to for Valentine’s Day! ‪#‎giveabook‬

Feb 9th post

Chocolate and jewelry are most people’s go-to Valentine’s Day presents, but this year Atlantic Books Today wants you to think differently! In honour of International Book Giving Day, we’re offering you a chance to win a book for you and a friend. Simply comment on our Facebook, Tweet us or leave a comment on this post telling us who you’d give a book to this Valentine’s Day and why. On Monday, Feb 16 will randomly draw one name and send both the entrant and the recipient they mentioned an Atlantic Canadian book.

How to enter:

Simply tell us who you’d give a book to for Valentine’s day, and why.
1. Comment on this Facebook post;
2. Tweet us your answer, mentioning @abtmagazine;
3. Click the comment button below on this post.

About International Book Giving Day:

International Book Giving Day takes place on 14th February each year. The aim? To get books into the hands of as many children as possible. International Book Giving Day is a 100% volunteer initiative aimed at increasing children’s access to and enthusiasm for books.

  • Most children in developing countries do not own books.
  • In the United Kingdom, one-third of children do not own books.
  • In the United States, two-thirds of children living in poverty do not own books.

International Book Giving Day’s focus is on encouraging people worldwide to give a book to a child on February 14th. We invite individuals to 1) gift a book to a friend or family member, 2) leave a book in a waiting room for children to read 3) donate a gently used book to a local library, hospital or shelter or to an organization that distributes used books to children in need internationally. International Book Giving Day has continued to grow & grow. In 2014, International Book Giving Day was celebrated by people in Australia, Canada, South Africa, France, India, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the Philippines, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Brazil, Egypt, Poland, Greece, Portugal, Mexico, Macedonia, Malawi, Hungary, Malaysia, Israel, Denmark, Thailand, Indonesia, Jordan, China, Puerto Rico and Bulgaria. We hope that people around the world will think about the best ways to help children in need in their communities. 6 Ways You Can Get Involved in International Book Giving Day!

  1. Add your name to the list of individuals celebrating International Book Giving Day.
  2. Take a look at how others are celebrating, and get inspired!
  3. Connect with others celebrating International Book Giving Day via Facebook,Twitter or Instagram.
  4. Download and print an International Book Giving Day bookplate to attach to a book you give to a kid. They’re free!
  5. Share a photo of yourself celebrating International Book Giving Day via Instagram by adding the hashtag #giveabook or via email (amy dot broadmoore at gmail dot com).
  6. Invite your community to celebrate International Book Giving Day. We haveInternational Book Giving Day posters available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Hindi. You can download and print these posters or share them online.
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Kim Hart Macneill is a journalist and magazine editor whose work has appeared in This Magazine, Canadian Business, and East Coast Living. She divides her time between Halifax and Moncton.

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