I was recently over on Jama Rattigan's blog and saw a mention of a "Bloggers' Library-Loving Challenge" as proposed by Jennifer Hubbard. The idea is for bloggers to post a blog entry during the March 26-28 timeperiod and offer to make a per-commenter donation to a library or library Friends group.
I love these sorts of things, and I'm glad to participate. My participation details are listed below.
But more importantly, I'd like to use this blog entry to encourage you to show your local library some love. And the best kind of love you can show a library is to...
.. use it!
Are you a devoted bookavore who has nonetheless managed to never acquire a library card? Well, now's a good time to go in and get one!
Are you a library card holder already? Great! But have you been lately? If not, go! And, if so, go again!
Truly, libraries are a treasure, and a resource for all of us. So log off, and head over to yours.
Now, the details: I have a base donation of $15 I will make to the Delta Township District Library in celebration of this Library-Loving Blog Challenge. (Other groovy libraries in my area include CADL, the Library of Michigan, and the Grand Ledge District Library; but Delta Township is my "home" library, and the one I use most often). I will add to this base donation fifty cents (up to
But wait, there's more! A deal sweetener...
If your blog comment tells about a particularly lovely library experience you've had in the course of your life, your comment will count double ($1) and I will put your name in a hat for a drawing for one signed copy of The Pout-Pout Fish.
And then, when you're done here, check out some of the other bloggers participating in this challenge by heading over to the writerjenn blog at http://writerjenn.livejournal.com/
*Update: Due to the great amount of response the first day, I've upped my potential donation and a few other details. So keep commenting!
And by the way, the deleted comments you see in the comments section are from a commenter who experienced one of those oddities Blogger is occasionally prone to: it sneezed out 4 exact copies of the commenter's comment. So the duplicates were removed. (Just didn't want anyone to think I'm editing out comments!)