Thursday, March 25, 2010

Library Lovin' Challenge

Heard about the Library Lovin' Challenge going around the blogosphere? Visit the writerjenn blog for more info. I'm jumping in even if I am a little bit late. But better late than never, right? I was inspired to join in by Ishta Mercurio over at Musings of a Restless Mind, so thanks go to her too.

So here's how it works. For every person who comments on this blog post between now and midnight EDT March 27, 2010, I'll donate 50 cents to the Bracebridge Public Library AND 50 cents to the Baysville branch of the Lake of Bays Public Library--two libraries that have been instrumental in helping me in my career as a writer up here in Muskoka--up to a maximum of $100 (or $50 each).

If you don't know what kind of comment to leave, tell me why you love libraries, maybe even these particular libraries, or just a simple "I love libraries!" will work.

My pledge is “per commenter” so one person leaving several comments counts only once. So spread the word. Link to here, tweet this, or whatever, because more comments means more money.

If you want to donate to your own library, or to start your own challenge, please do so. Leave your challenge information in the comments to this post, with a link to your own blog. Then be sure to go to writerjenn and leave your url to be added to the challenge master list.

Again, the complete list of participating bloggers (and list of other sites where you can help libraries just by leaving a comment) can be found at the writerjenn blog at http://writerjenn.livejournal.com/162263.html

Thanks for taking part!

27 comments:

Cathy said...

Let's hear it for wonderful libraries. The world would be less rich without them.

I love my little local library housed in a charming old school house from the 1800s. I also love being able to access all the branches in Ottawa so that I can access an infinite amount of wonderful books, dvds, and cds.

Libraries are the best!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Hey, I love libraries! So many wonderful stories, all for free!

Ishta Mercurio said...

Good for you, Lizann! Thanks for jumping in.

Ryan said...

they r kool

Anonymous said...

Thanks for joining in!

Jenn Hubbard

tooartsy said...

Since I was a very small child I have loved visiting the library and considered going to choose new reading material a special treat!
As it is today, the local library staff know me by first name and don't even bother to punch in my number, which I have memorized due to overuse!
Libraries are fun, friendly, social places and the variety of material now available is overwhelming.
I will regularly be visiting my local library, wherever I am in the world, for as long as I am able!

Denise Jaden said...

Wow, what a lot of library love there is out there!

jama said...

Loving all the Library Love!! Thanks for joining us!

Becker said...

Thanks for supporting libraries!

Jess said...

All this library loving makes me so happy! Good luck with your challenge!

Marla Warren said...

I couldn’t live without libraries.

I'm participating in the library blog challenge, though I've gotten a bit of a late start:
Michael Crichton’s Recommended Reading – Library Promo

Anonymous said...

Good for you, L!

A

Taffy said...

Hi library-loving blogger! I wish my library was bigger so it could hold more books!

Here is my challenge:
http://taffyscandy.blogspot.com/2010/03/library-loving-blog-challenge.html

Brian Cretney said...

I think Richard Armour says it well:

Library

"Here is where people—
One frequently finds—
Lower their voices
And raise their minds."

Brian Cretney

Margo said...

Thanks for participating in the challenge, Lizann! My library-loving post can be found at: http://bit.ly/ilovelibraries

The Editors said...

I love libraries!

LMacL said...

I love my local library and don't know what I'd do without it. Unfortunately, I'm going to find out later this year when it closes for renovations! :( I'm at the library all the time and especially love the feature that allows me to put holds on books and bring them in to my closest branch from any other branch in the system. Thanks for taking part in this challenge, Lizann!

Kimberly Sabatini said...

Yay! Glad you joined the challenge. I'm doing it too!

http://kimberlysabatini.blogspot.com/2010/03/library-loving-blog-challenge-2010.html

Brimful Curiosities said...

Hooray for libraries and those that support them. I'm also participating: http://www.brimfulcuriosities.com/2010/03/2010-library-loving-blog-challenge-you.html

Janet Fox said...

Hi Lizann - So glad to see you here - and hooray for libraries!

robin said...

Good luck on your challenge! Hooray for libraries!

Sydney Salter said...

Thanks for joining the challenge!

A Grandma said...

A Grandma says

(stealing from a post from another blog): I would be broke if it wasn't for the library.

Michelle said...

Yay, libraries! I'm participating on my blog, too:

http://michelleknudsen.blogspot.com/2010/03/library-loving-blog-challenge.html

Michelle :)

Joyce Lansky said...

Thanks for supporting libraries.

Ashley said...

Thanks for helping libraries! =)

Crystal said...

yay for libraries!