So, I'm carrying this over from LiveJournal, though I'm sure it's spreading all over the universe.
Consider this a kind of sponsorship, the way people sponsor walkers when they hoof it for a good cause. Only neither one of us actually has to do anything — you just have to comment, I just have to write a check.
For every unique commenter on this post between now and noon on Saturday, March 28th, I will donate 50 cents to my local library: The Jackson Heights Library in Jackson Heights, Queens, up to an amount of $200 (I'm cross-posting this on my blog, too).
Totally easy: You comment here, I cough up dough, and the library gets more books. You don't have to be brilliant in your comment, just say "I love libraries" and that'll be good enough.
You could also cross-post this yourself and just post the link to your own library pledge.
Note: The pledge is per commenter — so you can leave 50 comments, but it'll still only be 50 cents. But by spreading the word — and maybe linking to this post — you can send your friends here to comment and also raise more money.
As someone who doesn't actually have a printer right now, the library has been a godsend: It's kind of a PITA to hike over there and sign up, but when I need something printed, they're there for me, 7 days a week. It's clean and mostly quiet and I get what I need pretty speedily. Anyone who knows me at all knows I've been a library fiend for years, once cutting class in elementary school to just go read. Geek! Geek! And yet, who doesn't love a library?
So thanks for making this possible!
(Cross-posted from Facebook)