We utilize our own public library nearly every single week. We check out primarily children's materials, but both my husband and I also check out books when we find the time. He listens to audio books, and I like to read Christian and other fiction. We've also attended several library programs. So when I learned about this week's 2010 Library-Loving Blog Challenge, I knew I wanted to participate.
For every commenter on this post between now and Saturday, March 27, at noon CST, I will donate 50 cents to our local library here in Wisconsin up to the first 100 comments ($50 total). Our public library is hoping to expand in the near future, and I'm sure the library will be appreciative of the donation and all your comments. (The above picture was taken last year and shows the kids and I with the children's librarian after we donated a LeapFrog Tag Reader prize pack we won to the library.)
In case you're interested here's a little information about the Wisconsin Public Library System:
Wisconsin has a large and expansive library system comprising of seventeen public library systems with nearly 400 public libraries. According to the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries, "Wisconsin public libraries serve a total state population of 5.6 million and in the past 10 years, library visits have grown by 28 percent."
Please note that my pledge is “per commenter”—so if a single person leaves 50 comments, that still only counts once! But you can do more by spreading the word … please link to this post, tweet about it, and send your friends here so they can comment and raise more money. If you’re moved to make a flat-fee donation to your library, or to start your own challenge, please take a moment to do so. Every bit counts!
For a complete list of participating bloggers (and to visit other sites where you can help libraries just by leaving a comment!) visit the writerjenn blog at http://writerjenn.livejournal.com/