World Book Day 2019

[This is a day late due to me forgetting until yesterday that well, March 7 was World Book Day and I already had a post scheduled lol]

If you saw my last Charity Shop Finds post, my mini already had used her book token and was so excited to get to pick out her book! Honestly, I don’t get mushy often, okay well I do on here but in real life, I’m true soulless Ginger, but it does make my heart swell to see her so happy over a book.

Of course, not all children get that opportunity.

I count the stars on how lucky I am to have had my daughter surrounded by great libraries and live in places were literacy is a problem we have at least the tools to solve. [because don’t be fooled, literacy rates are a problem in places you’d never imagined along with some that are assumed.]

My goal here isn’t to talk about me or my adorable little butterbean of a child, it’s to ask you all to think about what you can do to help promote literacy programs that can make a difference. I’ll let them do the talking this post and I hope to talk about these again before a year rolls around again, I don’t want the only time this is spoken about to be on World Book Day or Literacy Day, it should be thought of by us on more than just those days but it’s great that we have them.

It’s not always about money, you can donate books (some new only some gladly will take our beloved but no longer wanted books), or time as well! I tend to donate to Better World Books as they support the Scottish Literacy Trust, but, most importantly, they have a donation station within walking distance.

Here are programs that you can look into:
USA: Room to Read
USA: Save the Children

UK: National Literacy Trust
UK: The Children’s Literacy Charity

INTL: Book Aid International
INTL: World Literacy Foundation
INTL: Proliteracy International Projects[This one also has a focus on Adult literacy and in their native language]

There we go, check out these programs, I hope one or some catch your eye and you know what, you don’t have to go throwing money you don’t have, maybe just try to get the word out, or maybe see what you can even do locally if you think there’s something to be done. It doesn’t always take much time and money to make a difference especially if everyone just gives a little.

Happy World Book Day, remember #readingispower and shouldn’t everyone be able to have that power?