Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Library Fundraising Challenge: GO!

Hey all,

I'm taking part in my first library-loving blog challenge!

Who doesn't know a library that can use a few extra dollars here and there? Probably nobody. Who wants to help a library (or a lot of libraries) raise some extra dosh, at no cost to you, with just a few clicks? Everyone? Great!

Here's the skinny: for every commenter who comments on this blog between now and midnight on March 27th, with something you like about libraries, I will donate one dollar to my local library, The Brampton Public Library.

How easy could it be? You comment, I cough up the money, the library gets a gift! It doesn't get much easier than that.

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 ... So, LINK! TWEET! SEND PEOPLE HERE! More people = more comments = more cash for libraries.

If you want to make a flat-fee donation to your library, or to start your own challenge, you are quite welcome to do so; please leave that information in the comments, with a link to your own blog if that's how you are going to do it.

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/

And thanks for taking part!

P.S. I've had a thought: I'll only give the first $50 to my local library. The rest will go to my old High School, Walnut Hills High School. They run a great program there - especially the English program - and they could always use some extra cash.

67 comments:

  1. I adore libraries. As a child, I remember being read to in the St. Thomas Public Library. We had a choice of green, orange, or yellow cushions to sit on. What fun!
    Hope you raise lots of money for your library.
    All the best,
    Kari-Lynn Winters

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  2. I'm always keen in supporting libraries. Good for you Ishta!

    Libraries have always been a special place to me, ever since I was a kid getting my first card.

    Now that all the Ottawa libraries are all linked together electronically, I feel like I have access to the world at my fingertips. What a great treasure chest of books and so much more!

    Cathy

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  3. Yay libraries! Thank you for your support.

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  4. Libraries always make me feel like I'm home... good luck with your fundraising efforts!

    -Lara

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  5. I love libaries and I am in fact going tomorrow like I do every Thursday. I wish I could have donated to my library myself!

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  6. I love libraries, too--so many books, so little cost! (Except for those pesky library fines...)

    No childhood memory is so pleasant as are the ones that involve me lugging stacks of books out of a cool library on a hot summer day!

    Sara (from Hodge Podge)

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  7. I love my local library. It makes me feel free to try out books I would otherwise worry about buying and not liking. It also brings back such great memories of enjoying the library with my mom as a kid!

    Suzanne (from hodge podge)

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  8. Yay libraries! Good for you for doing this! :)

    hugs -

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  9. The central library is one of my favorite places in the city. It's 8 floors - like a mall, but instead of being a palace of commerce, it houses book upon book.

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  10. Good for you, Ishta!

    Pat

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  11. This is a wonderful idea. Thank you for supporting public libraries.

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  12. Thanks for helping out libraries!

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  13. Thanks for supporting libraries!

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  14. Great job showing your support for libraries! I don't know where we'd be if we didn't have such sacred places filled with the holiest of all things: books :D

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  15. Libraries are a treasure.
    Thanks for doing this, Ishta.

    Dan B
    Pittsburgh PA

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  16. Love what you're doing for libraries! Thanks for stopping by my challenge too! You ROCK!

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

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  17. Thanks for commenting on mine! There's another dollar.

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  18. 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

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  19. Yay for libraries! Thanks for sharing the love...

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  20. Thanks for coming by! And I love your twist. Hm, inspires another challenge!

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  21. Love those libraries. Glad you're participating too. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Greatly appreciated.

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  22. Hooray for libraries! Good luck with your challenge!

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  23. Thanks for supporting libraries!! :)

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  24. Way yo go Ishta! I love libraries. Just the smell of books alone does it for me. Hopefully the city's plan for the downtown core will go through because a new and improved central library will be included in that. Fingers crossed!
    Sarah

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  25. Hooray for libraries and all those that help support them!

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  26. Thanks for helping out with my challenge and good luck with yours! Yay libraries!

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  27. Woohoo for libraries! I also have a library challenge on my site. Good luck :)

    http://cariblogs.blogspot.com/2010/03/this-is-library-loving-blog-challenge.html

    I also love Maggie Stiefvater also!

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  28. 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

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  29. Thanks for participating in the challenge, Ishta! My library-loving entry can be found here: http://bit.ly/ilovelibraries

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  30. Hooray for libraries. Thanks for your post on my challenge.

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  31. This is a great idea! I've been loving libraries ever since I was 3 years old. I love the variety of books that save me a lot of money on book purchases, as well as having the opportunity to read magazines, borrow DVDs and CDs. The staff are always helpful, and when they don't have a book I want, they're happy to either purchase it or get it for me through interlibrary loan. Libraries - what's not to like?!

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  32. I owe a lot to my local libraries. I'm jumping into the challenge. Thanks for inspiring me, Ishta!

    http://flattperspective.blogspot.com/2010/03/library-lovin-challenge.html

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  33. Thank you for supporting libraries. We appreciate it and it means ALOT!

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

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  35. Wow, look at all this library love!

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  36. Thanks for joining the party!

    Jenn Hubbard

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  37. It says my comment was published but I don't see it here--trying again!

    Jenn Hubbard

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  38. One of the best things about libraries are they're free. I can't believe they're still free. I'd be happy to pay a membership every year just to check out things. It's the best bargain EVER. I pride myself on being on time for almost everything, but when I'm in a library, I lose all track of time. I can be there for hours.

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  39. 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

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  40. Libraries are a great place.

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  41. Thank you for loving libraries and good luck on your challenge.

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  42. Your old high school is going to love you--so is your library.

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  43. Yay, libraries! Thanks for stopping by my blog, too. Happy fundraising!

    Michelle :)

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  44. My favorite thing about the local libraries here in the Hudson Valley is their interlibrary loan and that it allowed me to borrow hours and hours of audiobooks which converted my commute from an irritating waste of time to a mind-opening adventure!

    Anne (from Hodge Podge)

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  45. Thanks for supporting a library.

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  46. Books in libraries are usually clean in my experience, but libraries in books are often described as 'dusty'. Have writers got something against janitors? Joking aside, best regards to yourself and Walnut Hills High School!

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  47. Libraries are an awesome free resource for learning. We love books and simply can't get enough of them...but our walls are already crowded with bookshelves. It's great to go somewhere and meet other people with our love of books.

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  48. Getting in another library back-pat under the wire. Sweet!

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  49. Hi Ishta!
    We have a Beeeeeeutiful new library in my town. In addition to all of the regular great things to love about libraries, I love that they painted the walls rust, lime, teal, and orange. And it works!

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  50. Hi Ishta :)

    Congratulations on a great library loving fundraiser! Way to go!

    :) Abigail

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  51. comment. More thought would be submitted after the deadline.

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  52. What? Walnut needs the money

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