Monday, March 22, 2010 | By: Taffy

Library-Loving Blog Challenge


This is a library-loving blog challenge!

For every commenter on this post between now and 27, I will donate $1 (one dollar) to my local library, which is Pleasant Grove Library.

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.

Pssstttt: Nathan Bransford commented! :)

82 comments:

Peggy said...

I love libraries!!!

Great blog challenge, Taffy!

Kellie said...

What a great idea! I love libraries, too!

David J. West said...

Hey, that's my library, so here's a comment.

liquidambar said...

Thanks for participating!

Jenn Hubbard

C. K. Bryant said...

HOLY COW!! I just discovered I wasn't a follower of your blog. How the heck did I let that slip past me. Well, I have rectified the problem. So pay up, girl. Hope you get a lot of comments. I'll pass the word.

Hugs

Sheila said...

I am so impressed with this! I love my library and I know my Mom goes to yours all of the time. Good luck with this. I think I will post this on my blog and direct people to you. :)

whirligigdaisy said...

The library in Boise, Idaho says "LIBRARY!" on the building in big bold red letters. I love that.

Sharon Cohen said...

Books hold the real riches of the world and libraries are treasure filled spaces open to public exploration. You got yourself a comment and a new follower.

What a Wonderful contest idea!

Bethany Wiggins said...

You rock! What an awesome thing to do.

AmyF Hackworth said...

I came from Utah Children's Writers and will happily comment to support your local library. Way to go!

Angie said...

You are awesome! What a wonderful thing to do.

robinbridges said...

Good luck with your challenge!

csmithatr said...

Lovely library!

jama said...

I love libraries!

Cari said...

Hip Hip Hooray for libraries!

Disgruntled Bear said...

Libraries!

Taffy said...

Holy Crow! I decided to check my blog to see if anyone had read the post and look at all you awesome library-loving people!
THANKS!

Taffy said...

Wait. Does my post count? LOL

Danyelle Ferguson said...

This is a fabulous idea, Taffy! I love it! (and I love libraries). My five year old just discovered there are more Hardy Boys books than we have on our shelves & he said, "I guess we'll just have to go to the library so we can read the rest of them, Mom." So totally cute!

Good luck with your challenge!

C. K. Bryant said...

I'm back to let you know that I've caught the bug. I reposted your challenge on my blog and also will donate to my local library for each commenter there. This is such a great idea. Hopefully you'll get some more followers and more comments from it.

www.christinebryant.blogspot.com

4IQREAD said...

I love libraries. Every child needs access to a library with free books.

Mollie said...

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

Sliding on the Edge said...

Thanks for the library support and for the musical treat.

yabooknerd said...

woo! libraries rule :)

Karlene said...

Wow! What a brave woman you are. My budget is so tight right now, I'm not sure I could handle a project like this. But good luck to you!

Margo said...

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

Nathan Bransford said...

Hooray for libraries!

Word verification (honestly): "stingier." The opposite of you!

Ashley said...

Libraries are the best! Such an awesome cause. =D

nomadshan said...

Love libraries! Thanks, Taffy!

madripoor_rose said...

“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.

Caledonia Lass said...

Excellent idea! I love libraries. :D

Michelle said...

Yay LIBRARIES! I love this challenge. I just joined in at my own blog, too.

Michelle

Beth Mithen said...

I love libraries too!

deborahfreedman said...

Hurray for libraries!

Kimberly Sabatini said...

Woot! So glad so many people are in on the challenge this year! I love libraries!!!!!

Jolynn_Reads said...

I love libraries too! That's the reason why me & my 27 yr. old son love to Read.

holly cupala said...

Library love! I'm doing the challenge at my blog, too, Holly Cupala, Tell Me a Secret!

cynjay said...

Love the libraries!

Em said...

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

angeladegroot said...

Cough it up! WE love libraries.

Janet Fox said...

Hey, Taffy - thanks for commenting on mine - here you go, too! Hugs -

Lara Zielin said...

I <3 libraries! Thanks for participating in the blog challenge!! Good luck.

franklycreative said...

I read about this on Christine Bryants Blog. You ladies are awesome. Keep up the good work and good luck!

Elizabeth Morgan said...

I totally love libraries. They are a heaven on earth for me.

writergirlcoll said...

Hooray for libraries!

coll

Tracy said...

I heart libraries!

Sarah said...

Good luck on your challenge! I squealed a little when Nathan Bransford commented on mine too :) (my husband looked at me like I was crazy, a common occurance)

Cathy Witbeck said...

A library without books is like a body without a soul. I know I heard something profound like that somewhere.

Deanna Gibbons said...

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

Christine said...

Thanks for doing this. I'm thrilled to see how many people are participating! Libraries really need our support now during this tough economic climate.

Eloise Fugal said...

Hooray for Taffy for loving our library!
Eloise Fugal
PG Library

Peggy said...

Taffy! Nathan Bransford commented on your blog! (Like you didn't know. Hehe.) How awesome is that?

Sydney Salter said...

Hurray for libraries!

Erin said...

Yay! Libraries! Thank you for your support!

Linda said...

Utah Children's Writers sent me here. I can't believe I haven't seen your blog before. I've got to go exploring here.

Why do I love working at PG Library? Because I meet people who become great friends there, people like Taffy!

Becker said...

Thanks for supporting libraries!

Melissa Walker said...

Hooray for libraries!

Brodie said...

Thanks for showing your support to libraries! This is such a great challenge, it's inspiring to see so many people take part :)

Jessica Lee Anderson said...

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

Ishta Mercurio said...

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

It's great that you're doing this. My library-loving post is at www.ishtamercurio.blogspot.com

CL Beck, author: MormonMishaps said...

Count my comment in for your library! And it's so nice of you to do this!

Tiffany Dominguez said...

I used to take my little red wagon to the library as a kid, fill it up with books, then return the next day. Bravo for supporting libraries!

Melinda said...

I got my first books from the Bookmobile. I thought it was the most amazing thing EVER.

Jo Whittemore said...

Libraries rock my world!

The mad woman behind the blog said...

Awesome! And thanks for the comment on mine! Amy

Denise Jaden said...

yay for libraries, yay for you!

Heidi Estrin said...

What a mitzvah!

Ita Roche Author said...

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

Brimful Curiosities said...

Thanks for commenting on my challenge page. So wonderful to see so many are helping out their libraries.

csmith said...

Thanks so much for doing this! Reading always needs a boost.

Marla Warren said...

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

Jess said...

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

Josi said...

Me, me, me!

The Editors said...

I love libraries!

Judith Mercado said...

Thank you for loving libraries and good luck on your challenge.

Lizann Flatt said...

What would we do without libraries? I don't want to find out. All the best with your challenge.

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

Thanks so much for the follow! Love having new blogger buddies! :)

Joyce Lansky said...

Thanks for supporting a library.

Vivian said...

Yay for libraries!

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

Thanks for supporting a library. We love books and libraries, so we're participating in the challenge as well.

midwest mama said...

Thank you for supporting your library, it's definitely a worthwhile cause.

Kelly Fineman said...

Thanks for doing this!