Library-Loving Blog Challenge! Nominees Needed.

Thanks so much to the awesome Tenner Jenn Hubbard for inspiring this library challenge!

Here’s the deal. For every commenter on this post between now and March 27th, I will donate $1.00 to a worthy library anywhere in the U.S. up to a total amount of $100.  Plus, I will donate a copy of Forget-Her-Nots.

Now, here’s where I need your help. No library is wealthy, but I’d like to choose a library that is truly in need.  (My local one seems to be doing pretty well, although cutbacks are on the way.)  So please nominate any library you know of that could truly use some funds and a copy of my novel. Give me some details, and I’ll announce the winner soon.

Once again,  you comment, I cough up the money, the library gets a gift!  If you don’t know what to say in your comment, “Libraries Rock!” 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.

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


  • Thanks for participating!

  • Good luck with your challenge, Amy!

  • Hooray for libraries! Thanks for participating!

  • Wooohoo for libraries 🙂

  • Such a great thing your doing! Libraries do Rock!

  • Libraries!

  • Found myself at a local library just yesterday getting books for my daughter’s bedtime story. Yes, she is almost 10 and still loves picture books with wonderful illustrations. There are enough books at the library for her to have stories till she graduates high school. Hope it lasts!

  • What a great idea! I’ll have to check out the other participating blogs

  • Hooray for libraries! And hooray for you for participating! So sorry to miss Charlottesville. I know it was great.

  • I still have my very first library card from when I was four. When I’m old and gray you’ll find me in the stacks. Love Libraries.

  • Libraries are important for a healthy future for our children and grandchildren. Thanks.

  • As a former librarian, THANK YOU, Amy!

  • This is great! Most libraries are in dire straights right now! I know the Ohio libraries can use all the help they can get!

  • Yeah for the Library-loving Challenge.

  • Pay up!!! Great idea Amy. 🙂

  • thanks for supporting libraries! – a ya librarian for Otis Library in CT

  • Thanks for participating in the challenge, Amy!
    My library-supporting blog entry can be found here:

  • Go libraries go!

  • Thanks! Libraries are the best.

  • Love libraries! Thanks, Amy!

  • Thank you, fellow lover of libraries

  • “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.

  • I love libraries!

  • Gooooo, Amy! And hooray for libraries everywhere!

  • Hi library-loving blogger! I wish my library was bigger so it could hold more books! Actually, the building is all wrong for a library. The upstairs can only hold so much weight so it is a place for tutors to teach reading and English. There is no elevator or inside ramp so wheelchairs have to go outside to get into the downstairs. But we do have a little theater downstairs where our local plays are held.
    The librarians who are awesome) have to be pretty selective of books because of so little space.

    Here is my challenge:

  • Hi, Amy! Great challenge, and a book, too – splendiferous! I’m doing the challenge at my blog, too, Holly Cupala, Tell Me a Secret!

  • Thanks for helping your library! We need more people like you 🙂

  • Yay! Libraries rule. Cha-ching.

  • It’s sad that so many libraries are hurting right now; I know you will choose a worthy one!

  • Libraries feel like home to me 🙂 Need to revisit as it’s been a while! This challenge is wonderful, well done Amy for participating 🙂

  • Yay for libraries!

    My library is really hurting. It’s a small library and with the cutbacks, it’s even worse. The teen section seems to be left out. They literally spend no money on it, except to buy books like Sarah Dessen, Meg Cabot, Twilight, etc. They’ve never even heard of The Hunger Games. I try to help out as much as I can, by organizing bakesales and donating some of my books, but it really doesn’t seem to be enough.

  • Our libraries are doing okay around here, so nominations on my part. Hope you find one that is in need!

  • This librarian thanks you!

  • Hooray for libraries!


  • I really love this idea! It’s so great to see people getting behind the cause and supporting the libraries in need. I can’t think of any to suggest, as I don’t live in the US. But I can say: Libraries rock!! 🙂

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  • Good luck with your challenge, Amy! I geek libraries 🙂

  • Libraries are awesome!

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

  • Yay for libraries (and yay for generous authors!)

  • 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. There are tons of deserving libraries out there, so I am sure you’ll have no problem finding a worthy spot for your donation.

  • What a great idea! Who doesn’t love libraries?

  • Awesome post! I’m sure any library will love a copy of Forget-Her-Nots 🙂

  • What a great way to support libraries! Thanks!! 🙂

  • Yay! Libraries! Thank you for your support!

  • Go Amy!! Go libraries!! 🙂

  • Lots of library love! The Texas Sweethearts are participating in the challenge as well:

  • Cincinnati Public Schools are in pretty rough shape, and their school libraries are probably not doing so well. When I was a kid, the school levy failed in favor of a new tax to build a baseball stadium. Shame.

  • What a mitzvah!

  • These days, libraries need all the help they can get!

  • Wonderful Cause
    Well done all.
    With a smile
    Ita Roche Author & Lover of Simple Words

  • Way to go, supporting libraries!

  • We sure appreciate the support out here in libraryland (we’re everywhere, we’re everywhere!

  • I nominate Crab Orchard District Library in Southern Illinois
    See blog at
    Julie Durr

  • 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

  • I know of several small rural libraries that could use a donation here in Wisconsin.

  • Nice to join the library challenge with you!

  • Fantastic idea – go libraries!

  • Thanks for supporting a library.

  • Thank you for supporting libraries. We love books and libraries, so we’re participating as well.

  • I nominate the Gulfport Library, which I just read about at Robin Bridges’s blog. They got wiped out by Katrina and are operating out of a trailer.

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