Make me donate to libraries!

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.

Inspiration: The WriterJenn blog, which was linked to by my friend Rose on LJ.

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)


  1. tabwriter on 3/26/09 at 10:37 am

    Here’s my part for libraries!

    If you can, stop by my blog to leave a comment for my local library!

  2. LeendaDLL on 3/26/09 at 2:40 pm

    comment comment comment

    good job and good goal!

  3. Jenn Hubbard on 3/26/09 at 4:53 pm

    Thanks for joining in!

  4. Bookishly Fabulous on 3/26/09 at 6:38 pm

    [this is good] Being a librarian, I love libraries!

  5. Armchair News on 3/26/09 at 6:41 pm

    Woo hoo! You should start one of these yourself 😀

  6. Kaethe on 3/27/09 at 12:19 pm

    [this is good] I’m commenting like crazy.

  7. colleen Kosinski on 3/27/09 at 12:37 pm

    Yay for libraries!


  8. Laura on 3/27/09 at 6:37 pm

    Projects like this are so inspiring, especially seeing all the blogs opened up for this.

    There’s nothing like the endless possibilites of a

  9. Jenny Schwartzberg on 3/27/09 at 8:20 pm

    [this is good] Thank you so much all of you bloggers for helping out our libraries!

    A grateful rare book librarian in Chicago

  10. Armchair News on 3/27/09 at 8:30 pm

    Thanks so much to all of you for jumping in here!! Keep sending around or start your own so the dollars can keep rolling into our much-needed libraries!

  11. Ruth on 3/28/09 at 3:21 pm

    Hope it’s ok- I passed the noon deadline. Just got on for today, checking the blogs, and found this marvelous fund-raising idea. I lived in Flushing years ago, worked at Malawi and the Mighty Mole on Union Tpke. Go Queens!!!

  12. anna on 3/29/09 at 4:25 am

    [this is good]

    I used to live around the corner from the Jackson Heights Library.  It definitely needs everyone’s support.

  13. Armchair News on 3/29/09 at 7:52 am

    They’ve recently done some updates and there are a lot of computers now (even for check-out) and not nearly enough books, but I get that’s where the smaller libraries are heading. I can usually get what I need by ordering, but I can’t figure out why getting “I, Robot” is taking over three weeks!

  14. Jasper Peltier on 5/12/10 at 6:43 am

    [this is good] It will be last drop.

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