This is a library-loving blog challenge! Help me send my own hard-earned cash to my local library...and I'll tell you a story to get you going.
My grandmother was deaf from when she contracted scarlet fever at the age of 12 . As a result she read like a fiend. When she came to visit us my mom had to make a trip to the library every 3 days or so and pull another 10 books off the shelves for Grandma to read.
After a while, and after my mother had brought home books my Grandma had already read, my mom realized she needed a system. So there are books out there in my hometown public library, with a little pencil mark made by my mom in the inside back cover, a tiny K for Katherine, showing my Grandma had already read that book, so my mom wouldn't check it out again.
Libraries were a big part of my childhood, since I went almost every time my mom went and carried home my own big stack.
For every commenter on this post between now and midnight, March 27, I will donate $1.00 to my local library: College Station, Texas Public Library, up to an amount of $200.
How easy could it be? You comment, I cough up the money, the library gets a gift! If you don’t know what to say in your comment, “I love libraries” will do.
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. And you can comment on as many other blogs as you like that are also part of the challenge (find the list here.)
If you’re moved to make a flat-fee donation to your library, or to start your own challenge, you are quite welcome, and please leave that information in the comments.
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/