See also examples from previous years are in the Woboda Gallery.
We are delighted to launch the FIFTH annual World Bookmark Day
25 February 2021 - WORLD BOOKMARK DAY (WOBODA)
We celebrate the readers' little helper and the ever faithful companion of books for 2000 years.
Do you like, collect or produce bookmarks? Join us to spread the word about this worldwide event!
We continue to celebrate World Bookmark Day to bring attention to bookmarks, the quiet companion of readers. Friends who love to use bookmarks while reading, friends who love to collect bookmarks, illustrate and produce bookmarks, who write blogs, articles, and books on bookmarks, friends who take care of them in libraries and museums, and some other unknown friends. Join us in our activities if you think you are a friend of bookmarks. The WOBODA is an excellent occasion to help bookmarks get the recognition they deserve. See what happened last year for WOBODA 2020.
Join one of the activities listed below (printable designs, raffle and more) and help us. Please do spread the word about WOBODA and subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest news on the activities.
Are you surprised to hear that bookmarks have accompanied books for 2000 years already? Read more here.
Carole Lemieux from Canada has made this charming bookmark, not for printing, but just to enjoy. She is helping promote Woboda by writing a column on International Friends of Bookmarks in her blogs like Blogger, Tumbr, Bloglovin, Facebook, Instagram,
Pinterest and TikTok which was posted on February 22nd with this bookmark. In addition, in Pinterest, she created a WOBODA folder in which you will find the bookmarks of the IFOB. (KLimage Inspiration). As she says, Fêtons le WOBODA !Thank you Carole!
On the left you see WOBO - the World Traveling Bookmark
WOBO goes places on a mission to help her bookmark friends to get the recognition they deserve. The task of Wobo is to spread the word about this year's WORLD BOOKMARK DAY - on 25 February 2021. [Note that Wobo is now generic with no date and can be used any time.]
It is a very difficult task, actually, because only very few people know about this event yet. You can help Wobo a lot to accomplish her duty, if you wish. And how?
Just download and print some copies of the Wobo bookmark. Then leave the bookmarks in a book, at a library or coffee shop or whatever place you think is fine for this purpose. The finders of your bookmarks are supposed to report their discovery on this page and do the same as you. Wobo visited many places last year--where will she go this time?
Join the mission and help Wobo! Thank you!
Print these three copies at the same time and cut apart.
Attention: Don't click on the image for downloading (you get a small image in this case). Instead, click on the link "Download File"
50 bookmarks are in the raffle pot as of 26 December 2020 NOTE: Due to cancellation of this year's raffle, these donations will be saved for next year.
6. ASIM MANER AWARD FOR PROMOTING BOOKMARKS
This award, named in honor of our founder, Asim Maner, recognizes the person who has done an outstanding job of promoting bookmarks, either for World Bookmark Day or in general activities. Tell us what you have done, send photos of the activities, and describe the impact it has had, in your opinion. You may also submit comments from other people who are familiar with your work. The winner will be chosen by the IFOB co-editors and possibly last year's winner of the Woboda raffle. Submit your entry by February 20, 2021 to the webmaster.
The winner will receive:
7. DONATE TO PROMOTE THE WORLD BOOKMARK DAY
Your donations of prizes, bookmarks for the raffle, or money will be used to promote the World Bookmark Day. We would like to support the Asim Maner award for promoting bookmarks and any future contests. There are also mailing fees for the raffle and printing fees for printing downloadable bookmarks. Even $5 is a fantastic donation for this purpose. Please use the donate button, or contact the webmaster to donate prizes or bookmarks.
If we get more donations as needed for the prizes, we'll use them to promote the World Bookmark Day with additional activities. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!