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This is a library-loving blog challenge!

In these tough economic times, library budgets are getting slashed just when their communities need them most. For every commenter on this post between now and Saturday, April 2, at 3 PM EDT, I will donate 50 cents to Cheltenham Township Libraries (PA) and 50 cents to the Free Library of Philadelphia, up to an amount of $100 total. (But if you see I've reached the cap, keep commenting, because I might be persuaded to increase my cap. It's been known to happen.) Update: While my own challenge is now closed, I urge you to click through to the blogs listed below and help their libraries by commenting!

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:

Sarah Mullen Gilbert (The Writing Cave)
Janet Fox (Through the Wardrobe)
Margo Rowder (Margoblog)
Angela De Groot
Amy Brecount White
Kimberly Sabatini (Jess Free Falcon)
Jessica Leader
Colleen Rowan Kosinski
Jessica Shea Spotswood
Marine Corps Nomad
Kimberlee Conway Ireton
C. Lee McKenzie (The Write Game)

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.
(As Jama Rattigan did, donating $200 to the Fairfax Library Foundation!)

There is also a Twitter component to this challenge. For every new follower I get and keep at my Twitter account @JennRHubbard between now and Saturday, April 2, at 3 PM EDT, I will donate an additional 50 cents, up to the above-named cap. (My starting number of followers is 2270.)

Also follow these Twitterers to increase donations: @Margorowder  @JanetSFox  @MarineCorpsNomd

And watch for a book giveaway later this week; if you want to be considered for it now, just leave your email or some way to contact you in your comment.

Thank you!


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Thank you for your generosity!
yay! I miss the main library in Pittsburgh. It was so great!
Thanks so much for leading this challenge, Jenn!
Huzzah for libraries! Thanks for doing this again, Jennifer.
Hurray for libraries!
Yay for libraries!!
I love libraries! Thanks for running this challenge again, Jenn! <3
Libraries deserve our support--kudos for doing this.
I used to have a recurring dream about my childhood library. I was inside it, and a horrible masked man was outside, crawling up the walls trying to get in to attack me. But he couldn't find me because I'd be hidden in the stacks. How's that for symbolism?

By the way, I'm a former Elkins Park girl, so Yay for Cheltenham libraries!
Thank you for doing this! All I could donate to my library was books for their annual book sale, but if I could I would donate money too.
Over here we don't have the kind of libraries that you have there and there are very few. So i now how valuable they are.
Making my comment count! : )
I love Libraries

Great job and wish I could help more....

Side note, have you heard about this grifter/plagiarizer? I didn't know how big a buzz it was making in the writer's community but it's HUGE in the comic world

What an awesome thing you are doing. Thank you!
I love libraries! Thank you for doing this :)
Hooray for libraries and for people, like you, that help support and promote the wonderful services libraries provide!


Hooray for libraries!

Love this fundraiser.

-Nathan Bransford
I love libraries. I just went to ours today. Thanks for being such a big supporter.
I love libraries! Thanks for coordinating this!
I used to "borrow" my mothers Library card because children could only take out 5 books at a time, but with an adult card, it was all you could carry!!

This was the start of my life of crime I think.
I love this new annual tradition!
Hooray for libraries! Thanks for doing this again this year :).

I'm making a flat fee donation of $200 to the Fairfax Foundation, purchasing books from their Amazon Wish List.


Edited at 2011-03-29 12:48 pm (UTC)
I was so busy commenting on other blogs and replying to my own, that I almost forgot to leave one here. Good thing my brain cell kicked in after that bowl of oatmeal this morning.


Rock on with your library lovin' self!

coll :)
The Philadelphia Free Library stocked all their branches with Finder, so they get my support! Woohoo! (Because it's all about me! Heheheheee!)
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