How charities are celebrating all things literary on Twitter for National Read a Book Day

We love the imaginative ways that charities are using #NationalReadABookDay to promote their cause.

Chloe Green | 6th Sep 19
Image of some books for National Read a Book Day

This Sunday is the UN’s International Literacy Day – a day when Governments, civil society and other stakeholders highlight improvement in world literacy rates and reflect on literacy challenges worldwide.

In the UK, the literacy theme is being carried over to social media. Today (Friday 6th) is National Read a Book Day, with charities, companies, schools, bloggers and book lovers of all stripes sharing their love of reading under the hashtag #NationalReadABookDay on Twitter.

If you are an education, arts or heritage charity (or even if you’re not) and you haven’t got involved yet, here are some of the great things happening on Twitter and some ideas for jumping on board – it’s not too late to be a part of the book fever happening today and over the weekend.

As we have shown in our recent article, awareness days like these are a great opportunity for charities to jump on a trend and be seen. Even if you’re not a literacy charity, we’ve seen non-profit organisations using a bit of creativity to get involved and highlight their work.

Organisations like libraries, councils, universities and more are getting involved to highlight their fabulous books on offer…

 

 

A great way to get involved is by asking a book-related question, as these charities have shown ….

 

Arts Council England’s thought-provoking question has us really mulling over it…

 

We are also hooked on this thread started by Oxford University’s Bodleian Libraries…

Listening Books opens up reading for people with disabilities or impairments by providing a library of audio books to schools, hospices and individuals. The charity is also celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, with a great campaign it’s promoting across social media…

But you don’t have to be a literary charity to jump on #NationalReadABookDay- non-literacy related charities are getting in on the act, such as children’s charity Wood Street Mission and its partnership with local business…

Heritage organisations like World Heritage Site Westminster Abbey and charity Mary Rose are also using the hashtag to highlight historic books…

 

You can even use it to advertise the books in your museum gift shop…

… or in your charity shop.

Watch this space and keep following the hashtag #NationalReadABookDay for more creative ways to get involved online.

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