Library blog book challenge commences! (2010 version)

Ach, I have been so lax about posting here. Really, I've just been absorbed by Facebook, where I will also post this information. But on the off chance I can help the local library by reviving the blog briefly, I'm all for it.

So here we go, one day late but: This is the library-loving blog challenge!

For every unique commenter who responds to this post between now and April 7, 2010, I will donate $5 to my local library in Jackson Heights, NY. $100 is my limit, but that's pretty substantial! You comment, I cough up the dough, the library gets a gift!

If you don't know what to say, just write, "I love libraries!" in the comment section. 

Note, the pledge is "per unique commenter" — so if a single person leaves 50 comments, that just counts as one. But you can do more by spreading the word — link to this post, tweet it, send your friends here so we can raise more money.

If you're moved to make a flat-fee donation to your library, or start your own challenge, please do so — and leave that info (and a link, if relevant) in the comments, too!

For a complete list of participating bloggers (and in my case, Facebookers) and to visit other sites where you can help libraries by just leaving a comment, visit writerjenn's blog at: 

Now, get commenting!


  1. Little Odd Me on 3/24/10 at 11:43 am

    What an awesome idea! I’ll support it, and maybe you’ve inspired me to start a post of my own!! 

  2. Armchair News on 3/24/10 at 1:23 pm

    Superb! Post your link to it here when you’re all set!

  3. Jenn Hubbard on 3/24/10 at 2:36 pm

    [this is good] Thanks for joining in!

  4. EBES on 3/24/10 at 3:19 pm

    Yay! Libraries! Thank you for your support!

  5. She-Ray on 3/24/10 at 5:48 pm

    [das ist gut] $5 per comment, eh? Super. I know everyone is doing what they can, but it’s still kind of sad reading about what dire straits these libraries are in, and it’s “post a comment and I’ll donate 50 cents”. ‘Are you sure you wanna do that? You could park for 15 minutes for all that coinage.’ I kid, I kid – I think anything anyone gives is terrific.

  6. Armchair News on 3/24/10 at 8:21 pm

    Sadly, so many services are in dire straits; it’s at these times that we just have to come out and do a little extra. Libraries are such a basic good that it’s a no-brainer for me!

  7. robin on 3/24/10 at 11:51 pm

    What a pretty library!

  8. Sam on 3/25/10 at 3:28 pm

    [this is good] I think what your doing is very admirable and is going to a great cause. I would love to do something like this when financial situations improve a bit! All I do now is donate books, I think I totaled a little over 80 books last year. Going for 100 this year. Good luck!

  9. Chellbian on 4/01/10 at 2:21 pm

    [this is good] Anything for books! 🙂

  10. Ross on 4/05/10 at 6:26 am

    [this is good] This is a wonderful idea.  I have two young children (under 5) and they love going to the library.  I’d hate to think of the day when such a valuable public resource is not available for their enjoyment.  I love the idea of this challenge – I think I’m going to join and run one on my blog starting later this week to do my part for my local library…

  11. Armchair News on 4/05/10 at 7:30 am

    Thanks to everyone who responded — and thanks even MORE to everyone who decided to start their own blog challenge!

    Thanks to your support, I earned 16 unique comments here and on Facebook, which means I’ve raised $80 to send to the Jackson Heights Library! Woo-hoo!

    Y’all are great! Keep an eye on this space for other challenges — and maybe even a few posts!