UPDATE: The blog challenge has ended! We raised $128 for Evanston Public Library Friends. Thanks, everyone, for your lovely comments. I’m grateful to see so much love for libraries.

[See all those blogs in that list below? Stay tuned for a follow-up post on the grand total raised for libraries.]

I’m participating in the library-loving blog challenge!

I'm donating to Evanston Public Library Friends

For every commenter on this post between now and March 27 (at 11:59pm CST), I will donate $1.00 to Evanston’s budget-troubled branch libraries, up to $150. Comments on my recent related posts, “Dystopia hitting libraries too soon” and “Libraries holding…also qualify.

It’s easy! You comment on any of these posts, I cough up the money, and the libraries get a gift!

In fact, when you enter my Order of Odd-Fish book giveway before the deadline on Sunday 3/21, I’ll contribute a bonus $1.00.

Keep in mind that aside from the bonus $1.00, my pledge is per commenter. If a single person leaves 50 comments, that’s just one donation. But you can do more by spreading the word. Please use the handy links below to share this post. Send your friends here so they can comment and raise more money for libraries.

If you’d rather make a flat-fee donation to your library, or to start the challenge on your blog, please do! And keep me posted about that in a comment below. You can find the official blog-challenge details on Jennifer R. Hubbard’s “writerjenn” blog.

“I Love Libraries” blog challenge week is March 23-27. (Yes, I’m getting started a little early.)

Chris Smith, author
Judith Mercado (Pilgrim Soul)
Mary Calhoun Brown
Kimberly Sabatini (Jess Free Falcon)
Colleen Rowan Kosinski (Writer Girl)
Holly Cupala (Tell Me a Secret)
Margie Gelbwasser
Robin Bridges (Barefoot Contessa)
Lisa Schroeder
Jen Nadol (What’s Up?)
Deborah Freedman (Writes with Pictures)
Amy Brecount White
Janet S. Fox (Through the Wardrobe)
Angela De Groot
Taffy’s Candy
Hilari’s Post-it Place
Sarah Mullen Gilbert (The Writing Cave)
They Napalmed My Shrubbery This Morning
Reflective Renewal
C.J. Omololu
Jessica Shea
Book Junkie’s Bookshelf
Lara Zielin
Jama Rattigan’s Alphabet Soup
Beth Mithen (A Writing Journey)
Not Enough Bookshelves
Little Lamb Books
Cari’s Book Blog
Disgruntled Bear also win a book from the Bear!
Melissa Walker
The Texas Sweethearts
Alma Alexander (AlmaNews)
C. Lee McKenzie (TheWriteGame)
Sydney Salter
Michelle Knudsen
Brimful Curiosities
The Bookworm
Spirits of the Belleview Biltmore
Heather (Marine Corps Nomads)
Denise Jaden
Armchair News here and on Facebook
Jessica Leader
Deborah Diesen (Jumping the Candlestick)
Musings of a Restless Mind
Diary of a Mad Woman
Lizann Flatt (The Flatt Perspective)
Composing Lola
Marla Warren (Musings on Michael Crichton)
Hip Writer Mama

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