Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Library Loving Blog Challengue

Or delurk for the library





The Challenge

For every commenter on this post between now and midnight, 27th March 2010, I will donate 50 cents to my local library: District of Columbia Public Libraryhttp://www.dclibrary.org/donate, up to an amount of $30.

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.  

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/



Why I'm participating.

When I was little we went to the library every week. To enter the childrens area you had to pass through a red arch. It was just a simple bit of cardboard but back then it seemed the gateway to another kingdom, where they had books! So many books. I'd happily have stayed in the childrens area all Saturday afternoon.

As I got older, I stopped going to the library. I could afford to buy the books I wanted and the library close to me had a dingy, run down air.

I just started using the library again, this year. The run a huge variety of, free childrens activities, which helps fill up are day. I'm also borrowed a huge amount of wonderful books from there too.

When I saw Jennifer Hubbard, author of The Secret Year, was running the library loving blog challenge, I had to join in. I want to give something back to the library.  Even though I can't give much I figure ever little helps, right?

I hope today you'll leave a comment, even if you don't usually. Thanks for your help.


NB. That's not my library, it's Trinty College but isn't it beautiful?

62 comments:

  1. I love libraries. They keep me supplied to a revolving CD player full of audio books.

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  2. Thanks for joining in!

    Jenn Hubbard

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  3. Libraries offer a healthy future for everyone. Thanks.

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  4. This is great! Most libraries are in dire straights right now! And can use all the help they can get.

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  5. I entered this challenge for almost eh same reason. I think everyone should take a child to the library today. It pays.

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

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  7. thanks for supporting libraries!wori

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  8. Thanks for helping out Public libraries!

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

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  10. Thanks for helping libraries!

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  11. Thank you, fellow lover of libraries
    thedragonsroost.net

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  12. Love libraries! Thanks, Alexa!

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  13. “When people who can read and write start fighting on behalf of people who can’t, you just end up with another kind of stupidity. If you want to help them, build a big library or something somewhere, and leave the doors open.”~Terry Pratchett, Interesting Times.

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  14. Yay, libraries! I just joined the challenge on my blog, too.

    Michelle Knudsen

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  15. More library love! I'm doing the challenge at my blog, too, Holly Cupala, Tell Me a Secret (plus prizes)!

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  16. My goal in life is to have a library like that Trinity College one. That picture makes my insides squirm in happiness! I love libraries!

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  17. I wouldn't be the reader and writer I am today without the wonder of public libraries. Thank you!

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  18. I support the library 110%! What a great challenge!

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  19. Thanks for helping your library! We need more people like you :-)

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  20. I really want to go to Trinity College, someday...

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  21. Yay for libraries! Thanks for doing this :)!

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  22. I love the image of the red arch, and passing through a gateway. Hurray for libraries!

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  23. What an awesome idea! I make a yearly donation to my library. I've heard of so many cuts to libraries lately - so sad. So many kids/adults are going to lose a safe haven and the magic of books. Tragic really.

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

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

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  25. I love libraries, too!

    If you get a chance, stop by and leave me a comment!

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

    BonSue Brandvik
    Spirits of Belleview Biltmore

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  26. Love your blog name! It so captures the heart of every reader I know!

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

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  27. Good luck with your challenge! Here's to having funded, full libraries forever!

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  28. Thanks for doing the library challenge. I am impressed with how many people are participating. Libraries need our help now more than ever, with this tough economic climate, and all of the budget cuts. Like you, I have always loved libraries. As a child, I was mesmerized by the huge stacks of books and the musty aroma of the building. I used to think, "All of these books, for free?!" I still love to go to the library, although my hometown library doesn't have the greatest selection in the world, which is why I am also participating in this blog challenge. My site is: http://reflectiverenewal.com/

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  29. I'm commenting! :)
    Ad giving you an award!

    http://yavampirebooks.blogspot.com/2010/03/one-lovely-blog-award.html

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  30. Yay libraries! Thank you for your support.

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  31. I love libraries too. Yay for helping libraries!

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  32. I LOVE libraries!! That is awesome of you to donate! :)

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  33. Thanks for supporting libraries!

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  34. It's so great to see everyone participating and supporting our awesome libraries! Where would we be without them? -doesn't even want to ponder that-

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

    Good luck!

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

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  36. 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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  37. Yay, Alexa! What a cool idea! I'm going to do this too, on my website.

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  38. Wonderful Cause
    Well done all.
    With a smile
    Ita Roche Author & Lover of Simple Words
    http://www.ita-simplewords.blogspot.com

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

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  40. We sure appreciate the support that this challenge is bringing -thanks!

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  41. What a mitzvah! (And I love your idea of delurking.)

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  42. What a coincidence - I don't have enough bookshelves either! Yay for library love!

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  43. Thanks so much for doing this! Reading always needs a boost. Love the picture btw, see what you mean about it being the same as mine!

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  44. All this library love makes me so happy! Good luck with your challenge!

    Also, that's a great list of couples in your Christmas countdown. #5, 8, and 9 are some of my favorites too.

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  45. 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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  46. That's wonderful, Alexa! Good for you!

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  47. I went to three library branches today.

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  48. Hi Alexa - so great to meet you in the library! :)

    hugs - Janet

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  49. Thanks for supporting a library.

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  50. Love the red arch story. Hooray for DC and libraries!

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  51. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! For for comments. $30 on the way to DC libraries.

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  52. Awesome!! Libraries rock!!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  53. My first job was at my local library. I still go there regularly. Now I'm off to find out more about this thing.

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I adore comments, so thanks so much for taking the time. I'll try and return the favour :D