Tuesday, March 23, 2010

2010 Library-Loving Blog Challenge - You Comment, I donate

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/

79 comments:

Katrina said...

I love seeing people support the library. I am about to graduate with my master's degree in library and information science to become a librarian. I graduate in the summer!

MD said...

Thanks for doing this! I take my daughter to the library for story time every week and can't wait for her to get her very own card. Libraries are essential to promote community, education, resources and more.

Katy said...

Fantastic! The library rocks! I hope you get a lot of comments!

Kristie said...

What a fun idea! I hope you get your 100 commenters and that your library gets the funds they need! Good luck! :-)

Everyday Poet said...

BRIMFUL COMMENT

Library-loving?
Well, what's not to love?
That is a topic
I'll gladly write of.

A Grandma said...

I agree with LutherLiz. That's why I never complain about having to pay a fine for overdue books, etc.

Carol J. Garvin said...

This is such a great idea! I'm so glad Jenn passed the idea around. I know the libraries that benefit will appreciate the extra funds. Thanks for participating. :)

Carol Garvin

Sela said...

How awesome! We also go to the library *at least* once a week for kids books and sometimes for me ;)

Sandra Stiles said...

What an awesome idea. I need to check with my library. It is my favorite place to take my grand-daughter. She gets so excited when she knows we are going.

Amber @ Because Babies Grow Up said...

What a great idea to raise funds for your library. We also love going to the library and attend story time. Life would not be nearly so wonderful without the library!

Margo said...

Thanks for participating in the challenge!
My library-supporting blog entry can be found here: http://bit.ly/ilovelibraries

Colleen said...

Wonderful idea, Ma'am! We don't get there nearly often enough =( BUT, how about I do half as much as you? For your 100 comments, I will donate $25 to the local library--in YOUR name, Darling!!!! Just let me know when I should drop it off b/c I KNOW you'll get the 100!!!

Some Lucky Dog said...

Libraries are such a great resource, especially for small communities. I loved introducing our grandson to ours a couple of years ago!

Melissa Taylor said...

Libraries are my second home. I'm happy to comment and am inspired by your donation. Yay!!

Melissa

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

What a wonderful idea! We haven't used the library as much since we moved here as it's not as user friendly, but we use to practically live at our old library. :)

Michelle said...

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

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

Michelle :)

Mary Ann Scheuer said...

I hope you reach your goal! What a great idea! Hooray for libraries!

Deanna Gibbons said...

I love libraries! I start taking my kids from the time they are babies and we go almost every weekend! Now all 5 loves books!

Lara Zielin said...

Go Wisconsin! Go cheese! Go Dairy State! I love Wisconsin! And this challenge. Good luck!

Christine said...

Thanks for doing this challenge. Libraries need our help now more than ever.

Callista said...

That's so cool that you donated a tag reader to the library. I bet the kids love it! I donate a lot of my review books to the library.

Brodie said...

Thanks for showing your support to libraries! This is such a great challenge, it's inspiring to see so many people take part :)

Jessica Lee Anderson said...

Lots of library love! The Texas Sweethearts are participating in the challenge as well: http://texassweethearts.blogspot.com/2010/03/library-loving-blog-challenge.html

Ishta Mercurio said...

Every town, no matter how small, should have a library.

Good luck!

My library-loving post is at www.ishtamercurio.blogspot.com

Taffy said...

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

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

novelwhore said...

What a wonderful and generous thing you're doing - good luck and I hope you continue to find wonderful books and community at your library!

Anna Grossnickle Hines said...

Thank for your geneosity to your library and for the great blogpost about my book, I AM A BACKHOE. What clever art project!

Anonymous said...

These days libraries need all the help they can get!--Hilari

csmith said...

Thanks so much for doing this! Reading always needs a boost.

Raising a Happy Child said...

Very original idea! Your library is lucky to have supporters like you.

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...

Libraries are the seeding ground for book lovers of the future. Thanks for all you do to encourage a love of books Janelle. My grandson loves his weekly visits to pick out books.
Kay Price
Author

Cathy said...

What a neat idea, Janelle! Thank you for doing this and sharing your idea!

Kimberly Sabatini said...

Looks like a great library and they must be so happy to have you support them. Thanks for stopping by my challenge too.

Lizann Flatt said...

I've used my local libraries so much I don't know how I could be a working writer without one! All the best with your challenge.

I'm doing a challenge too:

April said...

I am definitely a lover of my library! There is no way I could share books on so many different things with my daughter. My budget would not allow it. But the library makes it all possible. Good luck to your library and their expansion project.

Sliding on the Edge said...

Wowzer! Another lover of libraries. Thanks for taking on the challenge.

The1stdaughter said...

I am loving all of these challanges up around the book blogging community! Absolutely wonderful!

bigbinder said...

I LOVE our library! I always have - I cried when I was little and I had a fine, and gave my 'tooth fairy money' to the librarian to make up for it. I rave about the library all the time on my blog; I wish I'd seen this sooner or I would have participated and spread the word for you :(

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I read a book and listen to one at the same time. I sure would hate to get along without my library.

gidgetnfroggi said...

We love the library -go 3 times a week! My girls actually ask can we go 2 the library over stores :) Libraries ROCK