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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
rgz and First Book Partner for A Novel Gift! Over 125,000 free books to low-income teens
BREAKING NEWS! readergirlz and First Book are partnering to give away more than 125,000 brand-new books to low-income teen readers.
We need your help getting the word out about the A Novel Gift campaign. Right now! Right now! As in, now!
Let's get organizations serving these teens registered with First Book so they can be matched with inventory during the holidays.
Here’s what we need you to do:
Post to Facebook and tweet your beak off about these books using the hashtag #novelgift.
Here’s a tinyurl link to their registration page: http://tinyurl.com/2a5mwpj.
Or you can link to this blog post: http://readergirlz.blogspot.com/2010/11/novel-gift-over-125000-free-books-to.html
Then, get in touch with every group you can think of that works with young adults–schools, after-school programs, church youth groups, community centers, etc.—and let them know that these books are available now.
The five-minute online registration these groups can use is here:
First Book is also eager to answer questions, either by email to email@example.com, or by phone at 866-READ-NOW or 866-732-3669.
If you participate, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in our blog roll of thanks to run December 31.
Be a part of A Novel Gift! OK, go! And thanks, sincerely, from First Book and the readergirlz teams.
Posted by Martha Brockenbrough at 10:24 AM
Labels: first book, novel gift
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Facebooked and tweeted!
Blog post scheduled to go live tomorrow and tweeting now! :)
Wow, this is awesome. THANK YOU! Retweeted and in the process of contacting school officials at my kids schools to get them signed up as well.
Retweeted and Facebooked! This is a wonderful thing!
Shouting form the rooftops! xx
Saw this on boingboing and have passed the word via FB and twitter. I'm also letting our school librarian know as I believe my school qualifies.
This is incredibly cool. I tweeted, blogged, & facebooked this!
A tad late, but retweeted just the same.
Just added my school with First Book!
What a great project! Is there a way to find out what other titles are available to these young readers?
I posted about this on my blog :)
Hooray!! I facebooked and will spread the word.
You galz are so amazing! Great project - I'll blog about it!
Namaste and hugs all round,
Wow! This is wonderful. I facebooked, tweeted, and I'll make a couple of calls here in Buffalo, NY too. Thank you for your hard work! A.
Facebooked and Tweeted and will repeat - you guys are the best and most generous group! Hugs -
Wow, I hope I found out in time -- just put in the application for my neighborhood's Christmas basket program and for my local school. Big big big thanks for the books for teens!!!
Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.
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