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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mrs. F-B Rocks the Drop!

The awesome Mrs. F-B, Oregon Librarian Extraordinaire, emailed us to show us how her library is getting ready for Operation Teen Book Drop '09!

She says, "The kids have brought in lots of books for our exchange already, and I know they're going to bring tons more in the next few days!"

Color us impressed. Look at this haul!


Remember, it's your turn to Rock the Drop tomorrow. Grab a readergirlz bookplate and take a book somewhere in your town--donate it to a library, a school, or a lonely park bench. Leave it anywhere to show your support for Teen Literature! If you're feeling inspired, snap a picture to show us how you're rocking the drop--we'll feature those on the blog soon.

14 comments:

Little Willow said...

That is wonderful! Many thanks to Mrs. F-B and company. How wonderful. I love, love, love seeing this!

Do they read the monthly picks? Hint, hint!

Ginny said...

This is such a great program!

JenFW said...

Little Willow, you have your own eponymous folder on my Recommended Reading list. I read your picks, but it can take me a while to get my hands on them; I am book-obtaining challenged. One of the books I'm dropping tomorrow is Band Geek Love which you recommended after my confession about an embarrassing marching band moment.

Congrats, Mrs. F-B! What a fabulous collection and activity. I'm enjoying your blog, too.

Cheers to cool librarians...er, library media specialists.

Melissa Walker said...

Yay for awesome drop rockers!

shelburns said...

How awesome is that?!! I'm excited for tomorrow!

Polo.Pony said...

Wow, thats fabulous!! I love this program...and its only a day a way!!

The Book Resort said...

Terrific. Can't wait for tomorrow.

Paradox said...

Wow! That's a lot of books! I hope people will find the books dropped in public places and enjoy them!

impossiblewriter said...

This is too cool! :) Awesome!! :)

God bless,
Taylor J. Beisler
www.taylorbeisler.com
http://www.eloquentbooks.com/ArintSaratir-WarriorsLight.html

Llehn said...

They should do this more often!

Lesley

holly cupala said...

Amazing! What an awesome display! Thank you, Mrs. F-B, for making it happen!

Mrs. F-B's Books Blog said...

Thanks for the positive feedback, everyone. We had our event today and it was a blast. We ended up with about twice as many books as were in the original picture! You can see pictures from today's exchange if you're interested here:
http://westorientbooksblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/woms-totally-rocked-drop.html

Thanks, Readergirlz, for planning this fantabulous day. I am in awe of all of you.

Mrs. F-B's Books Blog said...

Hey, by the way, can anyone tell me how to get your little icon to show up when you leave a comment instead of it just being plain? This librarian is not for the Plain Jane thing...

Ellen Hopkins said...

Not sure if I'll be back in time for the party, but a teen librarian here in Greeley works with at risk teens at a local apartment complex. We're rocking the drop in their rec room after the writing workshop I'm doing tonight. Thanks, readergirlz, for this great program!