I don’t remember the first time I entered a library. If I’d known the important role this place would play in my life when I walked through the door that first day I would have taken pictures or written something in a journal, so I could have a record of the day my life changed.
Since I have no record, I’ll have to imagine the feeling, but that’s not difficult. Every time I enter a library I feel the same. The best way to describe it is appreciative closely followed by excited and complete. I always feel I’m in place of possibilities, a place where ideas are waiting, where words crafted by some of our greatest writers are available for me to enjoy.
Our libraries are feeling the pinch of the economic woes reducing hours, staff, acquisitions, so when I was invited to participate in this Library Challenge I accepted. Here’s how you can help your local library as well as others in the U.S.
1)Between March 23 and March 27 leave a comment here on The Write Game. For every comment I will donate $1 to the Los Gatos Public Library up to $75. If I get more comments I will up that commitment, but I’d rather raise than lower my goal.
2) Follow this link to Writer Jenn where you’ll find an index to bloggers around the U.S. who have joined in this Challenge. Leave a comment on any or all of these blog sites and those bloggers will donate to the library of their choice.
3)I’m adding another small incentive. I’ll choose two random comments with the sentence, I WANT A BOOK, included. To those people I’ll send a signed copy of Sliding on the Edge.
I’ll announce the winners in a March 28th post so they can send me their snailmail addresses and if they have any special requests for what I write in their books.
4)You can also help by sending this link to five friends and asking them to take part in this event.
Thanks to all of you who stop by and help me meet my goal. Wish me