Tuesday, March 23, 2010

You Comment, I Donate: Library Blog Challenge


This is a library-loving blog challenge!

For every commenter on this post between now and March 28th, I will donate $1 per commenter to Room to Read, an amazing organization that builds libraries around the world, up to an amount of $250.

How easy could it be? You comment, I donate money, and kids all over the world have the chance to discover their own love of reading.

Note that my pledge is “per commenter”—so don’t leave 50 comments all by yourself. But please do help me spread the word…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, an organization like Room To Read, 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/

Thanks, everyone! Let's raise some $$$!

85 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining in!!

    Jenn Hubbard

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  2. Hello Sydney. Seems we're in this together. Good luck.

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  3. Libraries today! Libraries tomorrow! Libraries forever!

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  4. thanks for helping build libraries!

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  5. Thanks so much for participating. Libraries are awesome =D

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  6. Good luck with your challenge! Hooray for libraries!

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  7. Woohoo Let's raise some $$$! Thanks for participating and good luck with the challenge :)

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  8. Love libraries! Thanks, Sydney!

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  9. Love for the library! Go, Sydney!

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  10. Room to Read sounds like a wonderful organization!

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  11. “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.

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  12. Yay libraries! I joined the challenge on my blog, too: http://michelleknudsen.blogspot.com

    Let's raise lots of money!

    Michelle

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

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  14. What the heck would we do without libraries and the librarians who support our books? I've been a librarian for over 25 years and I'm darned proud of it!

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  15. Hi, Sydney! Love to the libraries! I'm doing the challenge at my blog, too, Holly Cupala, Tell Me a Secret (plus secret prizes)!

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  16. Hey Syndey! You rock and it shows.

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  17. Good for you, Sydney. Libraries are so important, and really make a difference in the lives of people of all ages!

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  18. I became a writer because the library wouldn't hire me! That's right: my dream job was to be a librarian! When that failed, I had to move on . . . sigh. Go libraries!

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  19. Libraries and librarians are the best!!!!

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  20. ForeverTealMarch 23, 2010

    Libraries, literacy programs, and writing are package-deal passions to this English major/avid bookworm. Thanks for taking up the challenge and providing this opportunity.

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

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  22. Such a lucky library! You're awesome, Sydney!

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  23. I would die without the library. Really.

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  24. I love libraries! ♥ ♥ ♥

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  25. Go, Sydney! Here's some library love back to you. Hugs - j

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  26. This is such a great idea! I'm so glad Jenn passed the idea around. I know the libraries that benefit will appreciate the extra funds. Thanks for participating. :)

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  27. What a great cause!!!! I'm so happy to see so many people donating to an awesome cause - getting books into the hands of the average person!

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  28. Sydney, great idea. Another blog I follow of a local writer is doing a similar thing for the Pleasant Grove Library. You ladies are awesome. Good luck

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  29. Hi library-loving blogger! I wish my library was bigger so it could hold more books!

    Here is my challenge:
    http://taffyscandy.blogspot.com/2010/03/library-loving-blog-challenge.html

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  30. This is such a great idea, I'd love to help out :)

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

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  32. This is such a great idea! YOU rock :-D.

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  33. This is a great challenge. From one book lover to another, cheers!

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  34. Hooray for libraries!

    coll

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  35. Yay for libraries! Yay for you!

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  36. Wahoo! I think your idea for comments is the best one I've seen. And what a great charity, and a generous thing for you to do.

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  37. Donate away...hope you reach the max!

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  38. Hip hip hooray for libraries!

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  39. Great cause! I LOVE libraries.

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  40. Sydney, I love your books and I love this challenge. Good luck!

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  41. Hi Sydney, what a great organization! Hoorah for reading and helping :)

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  42. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a librarian when I grew up because I thought I would get to read all day! I still love libraries and have given them much financial support over the years through my overdue fines. I guess it's time for me to go take out another few books and return them late!

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  43. Yay, for the libraries, and for you for donating!

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  44. What a great cause, Sydney! Good for you!


    Jean Reagan

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  45. What an incredible charity! I didn't even realize that Room to Read existed. Thanks so much for doing this. Libraries mean the world to many.

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  46. Looking forward to your next book, Sydney!

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  47. Sydney,
    Your heart is as big as your talent:)
    Thanks for supporting libraries!

    hugs,
    Bev

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  48. Yay libraries! Thank you for your support.

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  49. Great cause, so here's my comment.

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  50. Thanks for letting us know about Room to Read. What a great organization!

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  51. Sydney, I love you! :) This is a great idea, so original. You go, girl!!!

    PS: As a Youth Services Librarian (and writer), I'm all over this.

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  52. Thanks for supporting libraries!

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

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  54. 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

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

    Good luck!

    My library-loving post is at www.ishtamercurio.blogspot.com

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  56. What a great thing for a great cause!

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  57. These days libraries need all the help they can get!--Hilari

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  58. All this library love makes me so happy! Good luck!

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

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  60. I don't know where I'd be without my local libraries. Yay for libraries!

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  61. 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

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  62. Chiming in! Awesome thing you're doing. :-)

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  63. Yeah, libraries! Love 'em.

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  64. Love libraries--and the picture of you with the girl scouts!

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  65. Thanks for supporting a library.

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  66. I think that's fabulous. I love libraries so much I became a librarian. Thanks for what you're doing!!!

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  67. Room to Read sounds awesome! What a great place to make a donation. Thanks for stopping by my challenge too!

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  68. I think libraries can change lives.

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  69. Omg! this is way cool :D

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  70. After working in libraries for 35 years, I'd darn well better leave a comment!

    Becky Hickox

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  71. I love libraries .. for me and my kids!

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  72. Thank you everyone! I truly enjoyed reading your comments--and I was thrilled to donate $100 to Room To Read this morning. Yay!!!

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