Sunday, March 27, 2011

Library-loving Blog Challenge 2011!

This is a library-loving blog challenge!

We all know how beset libraries are right now, and I love my new hometown library in Bozeman, Montana. Please help me show the love.

For every commenter on this post between now and April 4 at midnight, I will donate $1.00 to the Bozeman Public Library, up to an amount of $100.00 total.

How easy could it be?  You comment, I cough up the money, the libraries get a gift!  If you don’t know what to say in your comment, “I love libraries” will do. 

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, mention it on Facebook, etc.  You can raise money for additional local libraries by visiting the blogs of others participating in this blog challenge. Go to this link:

http://writerjenn.livejournal.com/  (And, by the way, Jennifer Hubbard, author of The Secret Year, is the lovely brain behind this endeavor.)

If you’re inspired to start your own challenge or donate a flat amount to your local library also, please leave the amount of your pledge and the name of your library system in the comments.

There is also a Twitter component to this challenge. For every new follower I get at my Twitter account @janetsfox between now and April 4 at midnight, I will donate an additional $1.00.

And last but not least...I have a library-bound edition of FAITHFUL to give away! If you are a librarian or know a librarian, please indicate and include your email and I'll enter you in a drawing for this edition.


On behalf of libraries everywhere - thanks!

37 comments:

Becky said...

I couldn't imagine going even a week without visiting my library!

Michelle said...

Libraries ROCKS!!!

Jennifer R. Hubbard said...

I'm going to comment right now! And thanks for participating. :-)

Cynthia said...

What a wonderful way of showing support for libraries and the Bozeman Public Library in particular. I know from experience how helpful and generous with their time librarians can be. They and the libraries they serve are most deserving of our backing.

Sarah said...

Hooray for libraries!

Jess said...

Yay for libraries!

Jess said...

Yay for libraries!

Kimberly Sabatini said...

Libraries are the best!!!! I love it when a comment goes Cha-ching!!!!!

angeladegroot said...

Hooray for libraries and librarians. I'm not one but I do know a couple who would love a copy of Faithful.

Jessica Leader said...

Ooh, how did you get a library-bound edition of your book? That just makes your book so much cooler, no?

Nice to be in a challenge with you, Janet!

Janet Fox said...

I'm so thrilled you all have come by and commented!

I scored a small pile of library-bound copies at our local Borders at their going-out-of business sale. That's the sad news - but the benefits are now I have these editions to give to librarians. :)

So do let me know if you are/have a librarian in mind for the drawing (yes, Angela, got you on my list!)

Linda Benson said...

Okay - pay up! I love my library and could never afford my reading habit without it! Yay for libraries and all they do!!

theartgirl said...

Gotta love libraries!

wordsrmylife said...

I have to support this one--Libraries are my home away from home. They brought me the world when I was young.

Christina said...

As a librarian, I would like to say THANK YOU for participating in this challenge. Libraries are so important to our communities!

Janet Fox said...

Thank you to everyone who has come by to comment - please help spread the word! I really do want to hand my librarian a nice check. :)

cleemckenzie said...

Love that you're doing this. My second year and counting.

Katie L. Carroll (KT) said...

Adding my comment to keep the $$$ flowing!

Sniffly Kitty said...

I've been rediscovering my library ^.^

Michelle said...

Hooray for the library lovin' blog challenge! Thanks for doing this, Janet. And I'm not a librarian, but if you enter me in the drawing and I win, I will donate your book to the Brooklyn Public Library. :)

Janet Fox said...

Thanks again to everyone who has commented!

Michelle - you've been entered. :)

Lindsey said...

Yay for libraries. Yay for you!

Ms. McNeilly/Mrs. Salazar said...

Whoever thought of libraries? Genius! They are the foundation of our society and we need to work really, really hard to keep them. Thank you, Janet!

Caroline said...

Hooray for libraries! I worked in my town's public library during college and loved every minute of it. Librarians and libraries deserve all the support we can give them.

Margo Gremmler said...

Thanks for participating, fellow library-loving challenge taker! Bozeman is lucky to have you. :)

jama said...

I love libraries! Thanks for doing this :).

Janet Fox said...

Yay for all these comments!! Many, many thanks and please keep them coming!

Feel free to spread the word. :)

Kimberlee Conway Ireton said...

Hooray for libraries! Hooray for you for supporting yours!

shveta-thakrar said...

I read soooo many books last year and the year before thanks to the local library system, and I'm grateful.

Angelina C. Hansen said...

Thanks for supporting your local library!

AKG said...

Wonderful, wonderful idea – I would be a wreck without my local library. Thank you (from your southern, Wyoming neighbor)!

Janet Fox said...

You are all wonderful!! Thank you for the comments and for supporting libraries. It's not quite over...plus I have 13 new Twitter followers, so my total is growing.

Please keep the word spreading and the love flowing.

hugs - Janet

scrambledbeth said...

Libraries are the best!

Shelley said...

I am living in Costa Rica, a land without libraries or books in general. You are so lucky to have a library and most people take them for granted.

Shelley said...

I am living in Costa Rica, a land without libraries or books in general. You are so lucky to have a library and most people take them for granted.

jencervantes said...

You rock,Janet! Thanks for keeping the library love alive!

Jen

Carrie said...

I love my library.