Friday, 24 February 2012

Book Aid International - World Book Day UK - 1st March 2012

Book Aid International increases access to books and supports literacy, education and development in sub-Saharan Africa. They send over 500,000 brand new books annually to 2,000 libraries, benefiting 2.4 million people every single year.

Overall, they’ve sent more than 20 million books to partner libraries since 1954.  Take a look at their website for further information: www.bookaid.org. 

World Book Day is Thursday March 1st 2012.  There is loads of information and resources available so that you can get involved on the website: http://www.bookaid.org/worldbookday.  

Whether you’re a parent, teacher, librarian or book lover and you want to host a “bake for books” sale, encourage your child to dress up or dress down for World Book Day, or host a bookish quiz evening, there is a huge amount of resources and fundraising ideas available to you. Just follow the link above to find them and most importantly have fun! 

World Book Day is offering competition prize to WIN £100 of National Book Tokens for your school and there are two fantastic competitions for you to enter. The closing date for applications is 2 April 2012 and the winners will be announced on our website. For further information about this competition, take a look at our website: http://www.bookaid.org/get-involved/world-book-day-2/competition/.  The first is a Dress up competition for pre-school and primary schools and the second is a Poetry competition for secondary schools.  

There’s also tons of useful information on their website about partner projects, and they will  be following the progress of several key projects throughout the year. For further information take a look at the Our Stories page on the website http://www.bookaid.org/our-work/our-stories-2/  

Get involved via Social Media:

Twitter:

We’re using the following hashtags for World Book Day action:  #worldbookday2012 and #WBD12

Book Aid International on Twitter  www.twitter.com/  Book_Aid

World Book Day on Twitter  www.twitter.com/WorldBookDayUK

Facebook:

Our Facebook page, should you want to link to it is: http://www.facebook.com/bookaid

2 comments:

Carol Wyer said...

Pity my son isn't still at school. I'd have got him involved! I'll be checking out the website though Kim. Thank you for this information. I love reading books and think every child should be able to read or at least have access to books.
Also, I have finally got a link up from my author site to yours via the review page. More importantly, I am being featured on an American site later this week and I have chosen your review as part of the feature which should result in more traffic to your blog too. I'll send you details when it is up.
Warm wishes

Carol

Kim The Book Worm said...

Thanks for your comments Carol, I'm delighted to say that Oliver is definitely following in my family footsteps and is a "right proper bookworm".

Great news about choosing my review for your American involvements, thanks for that and also for linking to my review.

Do let me know when it's up and we can have a tweetfest to let everyone know about it.

Kim
xxx