I’m always out and about or reading a fascinating book so I’ve decided to share some of what I find each month. Here’s what’s up in this February:
It’s International Book Giving Day! If you love books, as I do, I’m sure there are books you want to share. Today, February 14th, is the day to do just that. This awesome event aims to get books into the hands of as many children as possible. So – go give a child a book.
Check out the International Book Giving Day website for downloadable posters (in different languages), bookmarks, and fun ideas to spread book love.
Last year I helped organize a book drive that helped start a library at our local women’s shelter.This year I’m going international. It is finally time to start stocking the new library in Cocal, Nicaragua. I will fly out on Saturday with suitcases full of children’s books. I am so excited and thankful for friends who have donated books and money to make this happen. Stay tuned for updates.
Let’s not forget that it is Valentine’s Day which became almost a national holiday in our home many years ago.
Cupid is 33 years old and still flying!
The Valentine book collection is on display as well as Valentines saved over the years.
I especially love this one from Roxanne:
Do you like to receive letters in the mail? Do you like a challenge? Then you should check out InCoWriMo (International Correspondence Writing Month) and send a letter, note, or postcard every day during the month of February. I’m sending out Valentines.
The first stone fruit trees around our home have started to bloom. If you are in the area, you should take a drive along the Blossom Trail.
Kingsburg, CA, is a great town. It is currently in the running for the Small Business Revolution Main St. Series which could provide $500,000 to small businesses in town. Please vote for Kingsburg.
Wishing you a wild and wonderful February. Do you have any exciting plans? Are you reading a book that is taking you to interesting places? I’d love to hear what you are finding.
Jane @ Raincity Librarian says
That book drive sounds wonderful! Sharing the joy of reading with those who are less fortunate is such a meaningful experience, and can really change lives.