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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Library-Loving Challenge

Jennifer R. Hubbard has organized the Library-Loving Challenge, inspiring bloggers and readers to raise funds for their local libraries, bookmobiles, and book-related organizations. Participating bloggers have pledged to donate X number of dollars or cents per comment on their challenge posts.

Consult the list of participants at Jennifer's blog and click through to each blog to leave your comments!

This is such a fantastic idea. I am only sorry that I didn't learn of it sooner, or I would have joined. I also wish I had posted about it yesterday, when I first learned of it, because the participating blogs have varying deadlines and most of them are this weekend or sometime next week. Quickly now -- Go post at their blogs and support their noble causes before their deadlines pass!

I further challenge you to visit your local library this weekend, whether you regularly do so or haven't for a while, and ask if they accept donations. Donations need not be monetary - they may need volunteers and you can donate your time on a regular or random basis, and/or you may be able to donate books to the stacks or to their book sale!

Cross-posted from Bildungsroman.


susan said...

I posted to ones still open. And I linked it to Little Lov'n Monday. Thanks for the link.

Silvia said...

I'm checking it right now!

susanwrites said...

Thanks so much for helping us spread the library love!

Readingjunky said...

This past Saturday my local library participated in something called The Living Library. The event was an attempt to break stereotypes that keep us from seeing the unique individuals in our own communities.

The idea was for people fitting stereotypes to be "books" in the library. Visitors could "check out" these books and chat with them to learn more about their lifestyles.

Some of the "books" available were - Politician, Pagan, Gay Teen, Mentally Ill, Emo-Punk Teen, Vegan, Former Religious Cult Member, etc.

I had the pleasure of "reading" the Vegan book and enjoyed every minute. I learned a lot about a fascinating way of life.

Just wanted to let you know I'm loving my library a lot.

Little Willow said...

Susan, Silvia: Excellent.

susanwrites: You are welcome! :)

readingjunky: Oh, that sounds like such fun!

Melissa Walker said...

I'm going, I'm going! Thanks, LW!

readingjunky--that sounds like a BLAST!

Polo.Pony said...

That is such a neat program! I love the idea! If only I had known about it sooner! Every summer I volunteer as a teen volunteer at my library. Its a lot of fun and its nice to know that I help!

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