International Book Giving Day is picking up traction thanks to Amy Broadmoore & her son who conceived the idea back in 2012.
Now with the support of a growing team of volunteers and helpers, the International Book Giving Day has truly reached international proportions and touching the lives of many children around the world by given them access to books and reading material.
Despite the advancement in technology and communication, it's still surprising how many people cannot read or have no access to books.
International book giving day is a reminder that:
- 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.
Why not participate this year by:
- Gifting a book to a friend or family member
- Leaving a book in a waiting room for children to read
- Donating a gently used book to a local library, hospital or shelter or to an organization that distributes used books to children in need internationally
To participate this year, I will be donating copies of my book Pajama Paydays : How To Make The Internet Work for You to the Vancouver Public Library on Robson Street and the Vancouver Employment Office at Sinclair Center on Hastings Street.
My book is for an older audience but will benefit many teenagers who are now making career decisions and choosing what advanced education they need to pursue.
By default, our education system conditions us to go to school, get a job and then have retirement as a goal. Most students end up spending years in colleges and universities learning outdated skills only to graduate with student debts and a job market that does not reward their efforts.
In my book, I outline the ins and outs of the new online job market and internet business arena. I also help the readers assess their personality, skill sets and circumstances and choose an online income model that will work for them.
I am excited to leave copies of my book in the library where many visitors can benefit from it's content. The job market is changing and the content in Pajama Paydays will have a huge impact on the career of many.
What about you… What book has had the most impact on you? Can you participate in this year's celebration and give a copy to a child in need?