Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Library-Loving Blog Challenge!

I came across this challenge on Janet Fox's blog, and it all started with Jennifer R. Hubbard (view her original library-loving challenge post here). The deal is, for every commenter in response to this post between now and midnight on Saturday, March 27, I will donate $1.00 to my local library: Brooklyn Public Library.

Your comments don't even have to be clever—you can say, "I love libraries!" or "Unicorns are pretty!" or whatever you like. (Just, you know, keep it clean, people. I write books for kids, remember.) And if you are moved to make a flat-fee donation to your own local library or to start your own challenge, please do! And let me know that in the comments, also.

Some rules: only $1.00 per individual commenter, so if one person comments 50 times, that's still just $1.00. And I'm going to say for now that I'll donate up to $250 ... but if the comments actually reach that high, keep posting—I may be inspired by your enthusiasm to donate more. I do love the library, and I make very good use of my local branch of the BPL. Let's see how much of my hard-earned money you can get me to give away! :)

You can do even 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 http://writerjenn.livejournal.com/.

261 comments:

  1. I read your blog...city mouse step cousin.

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  2. Here's hoping people run you up to $1000! :-D

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  3. It's a great cause, Mikki! I donate regularly to the Brooklyn Public Library in the form of late fees.

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  4. Unicorns are OK, but centaurs are awesome.

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  5. Unicorns are pretty, especially in library books.

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  6. Love libraries! Thanks, Michelle!

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  7. "Library Lion" is one of our all-time faves. I reviewed it many moons ago. "Sometimes there are good reasons to break the rules"

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  8. Hey Michelle! We met at the Eastern NY SCBWI a few years ago. The kids and I still read and love Library Lion. Thanks for joining the challenge and stopping by my page too!

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  9. So awesome to see an author join this challenge. Especially since LIBRARY LION got a lot of kids i know to start exploring their libraries!

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  10. A worthy cause. Love you Darling!

    Dad.

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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. Yahoo! Glad you're in too! This LL challenge is great.

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  13. Brooklyn Public Library was my first library - in Bensonhurst- way back when! What a generous thing to do! Thanks Mikki.

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  14. Hmmm..Anonymous above is Barbara Underhill. Didn't understand the profile part.

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

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  16. Authors rock! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  17. Hi, Michelle - yay for libraries! And thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Hi Michelle!!! Best regards from Central Europe! :-)
    Oh...and unicorns ARE pretty! lol :)

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  19. Thanks so much for taking part! Libraries are awesome =D

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  20. That's very cool! I'm wondering how this challenge got started. I hope it spreads even more!

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  21. Go, Mikki, go! What a great idea.

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

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  23. Thanks for joining in to help libraries! Got some little BIG FANS of THE LIBRARY LION at my house!

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  24. Excited to learn more about the author of Library Lion and thanks so much for supporting libraries. We ♥ them!

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  25. I love libraries and unicorns and Mikki!

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  26. Hey Mikki - Back at you!! hugs - janet

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  27. I love libraries -- and LIBRARY LION!! Thank you for writing such a gem :)!!

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  28. 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. :)

    Carol Garvin

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  29. I have about 11 books on hold and waiting for me at my local library. One of them is your "Library Lion." I can't wait to pick them up.

    I LOVE LIBRARIES!

    :)

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  30. Such good timing. The Public Library Association is meeting here in Portland through Saturday. Perhaps someone from your local library is here today. :-) Good for you for supporting your public library. Let's all do it! (Of course, I support a public librarian every day by going home and making dinner.)

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  31. 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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  32. You have my comment now....uh, I guess I should comment......great cause Mikki! See you in Hudson.

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  33. I love libraries, librarians, LIBRARY LION, and Michelle Knudsen! Thanks for spreading the librarylove, Mikki :) --sarah

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

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

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  36. What a great idea. I grew up going to the the BPL. I LOVED the children's section and I have lots of fond memories of visting there on the weekends. I hope you reach your goal.

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  37. Yes!!! Support your public library. I support mine.

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  38. Yay! I love libraries! Library Lion is a great book.

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  39. Yay libraries! (And yay for you for participating in this challenge!)

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  40. I love libraries and librarians! I hope you get a thousand comments!

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

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  42. Dropping by to send a bit of library love your way. Hope you reach your goal. I'm close! Yeah!

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  43. Hi Michelle -- good luck with your challenge, and three cheers for libraries!

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  44. Hi Michelle, good luck with this fantastic challenge! True story: I picked up Library Lion in my local Indie bookstore the other day, and now here you are. Keep up the great work!

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  45. I wish you could have been there to hear those two boys RRRROOOOOOAAAAAAAARRRRR like the lion. Library Lion was a hit for those little readers!

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

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  47. Thanks for doing this challenge. Libraries need our help now more than ever.

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  48. I love libraries and librarians and Library Lions... and unicorns are pretty too!

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  49. Yay libraries! Thank you for your support.

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  50. Thanks for supporting libraries!

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  51. 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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  52. 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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  53. 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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  54. A lion of a challenge! (I'm doing it, too!) Congrats on sending your packet in. Hope all is well! xo

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  55. Hi Michelle,

    Thanks for commenting on Reflective Renewal. What an amazing group of writers and library lovers there are!

    Lauree

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  56. Libraries are awsome, thanks for supporting them.

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

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  58. Hey Mikki -
    I'm more of a dragon lady myself but unicorns are pretty cool. I didn't know you published 40 books! Wow! Loved Library Lion - still have to get to your dragon book...
    I also contribute to my library by way of late fees - I consider it a worthy cause.
    Good luck!
    Liz

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  59. I adore Library Lion, it gets me teary-eyed.

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  60. Thank you, thank you. We in libraries so appreciate your support!

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

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

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  63. 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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  64. I love libraries. The Library Lion is a wonderful book.

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  65. I never complain about library fees I end up paying. It goes for such a good cause. Libraries are great.

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  66. This is such an awesome challenge. I've been a fan of libraries since I was a toddler! My mom has the proof! Thanks for stopping by!

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  67. Thanks for supporting a library.

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  68. I love libraries. Thanks for participating in the challenge!

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  69. I would be lost without our local librarians who take care of my research needs through inter-library loan. When I teach my students about how this works, they are floored. "They will just...GET the book for you from somewhere? For FREE?" Yep. Love my library.

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  70. I love MY Brooklyn Library, on Henry Street. This is really too cool. What a happy way to use your blog for good!

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  71. KUDOS FOR LIBRARIES!!! :)

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  72. I love libraries and librarians. Where would we be without them? Nowhere, that's where.

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  73. I'd get more books from libraries if my mom wasn't such a vociferous reader passing hers to me. I have a continuously rotating home "library." However, once we read them we either sell them cheap or donate them to a local library! :)

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  74. Thanks to my school librarian :)

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  75. I would love to see The Dragon of Trelian in EVERY library! It's a fantastic book!!!! Mikki and the libraries are great for each other!

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  76. Yay, Mikki, you talented library lioness with heart! Typing fast and hoping to be your 100th comment.

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  77. mmm, libraries. Bookalicious.

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  78. when I grow up, I want to be Miss Merriweather. Libraries are holy places.

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  79. Unicorns are wonderful. I think I first read about them in a library. Thanks for raising money so kids can keep exploring their imaginations there!


    http://spiritsofbelleviewbiltmore.blogspot.com/

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  80. libraries have saved me more than any other public institution i can think of. more than schools, more than parks, more than anything else i can think of. one day i hope to be as awesome as you and can afford to give back to the libraries. for now, will you be my proxy?

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  81. Some kids only access to the great Art of the world .... through images in a book. Libraries are Knowledge!!!!

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  82. I love librarues and adore Library Lion. Here's to money for a good cause!

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  83. Ha ha ha. You have to pay another dollar.

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  84. Go Mikki! Go libraries!

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  85. When I was five my mom told me that the library was a "free bookstore." I thought that sounded like the coolest thing in the world. I'm thirty-eight now and I still think libraries are the coolest thing in the world.

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  86. Thanks, Mikki!
    Good luck with this most worthy cause!
    The library is the Hub of the Universe!

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  87. Yay! Thanks for doing this, Mikki.
    The library is my second home. I am in awe of the libraries here because where I grew up we only had school libraries and no public libraries at all!
    Good Luck!
    Maha

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  88. Hi Mikki!!!

    I love libraries and you are SO awesome!

    xo,
    Jandy

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  89. Libraries do God's work and Librarians love to party. What's not to support!

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  90. What a great idea, Mikki! We love our local public library and look forward to seeing even more of YOUR books on its' shelves!

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  91. Great idea - go libraries!

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  92. Hi Mikki, I hope you've been well. I'll be in NYC April 10–17. Let's get lunch!

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  93. Thanks for participating, this is great!

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  94. Oh, Mikki, you're so fine! Go, Mikki! Go, Mikki! Great idea, great philanthropy! xo j

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  95. Mikki is the awesomestestest. And I just cost her a dollar. Boo-ya!

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  96. We are huge Library Lion fans!!! ANd Mikki fans too. :)

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  97. I met you working in a library!! Good luck on your challenge.

    -Loretta

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  98. "Unicorns are pretty!"... the very slogan I am getting tattooed on my forearm!

    Oh and Library Lion rocks and so do libraries!

    -Andy

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  99. LIBRAAAAARIEEEEES!

    -Animal

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  100. That's really awesome of you, Michelle. Thanks!!

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  101. Mikki is, indeed, awesome. . .and if you think her books are good, you should hear her sing along to a band of flutophones!

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  102. I want to die rich so I can leave it all to libraries. With enough left over for maybe a hamburger and french fries for each of my kids. So great of you to do this, Mikki!

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  103. Hi my name is Sally and i am the daughter of a ny public children's librarian and i love libraries

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  104. Go go go Mikki! You are awesome!

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  105. Great job, Mikki! I support my library regularly, with all of my late fees... LOL If you're doing school visits in the fall, let me know. We'd love to host you for a day!

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  106. Yea Mikki!
    Just home from my, um, library, where I got a huge stack of picture books for my next packet work. I'll be focusing on the "House that Jack Built" construction. Do you know there is a book called "This is the Van That Dad Cleaned" ? Missing you tons.
    Anna

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  107. Wow Mikki, what a novel idea (heeheehee, get it, novel?) I love libraries, I hope this post helps you get to your goal!

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  108. I normally read your blog on my reader--but popped over here for your library.
    Oh--Did you see the photo I took of your book at the Bologna Book fair?

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  109. Yay libraries!!

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  110. Hooray for lions! In libraries! (And of course Mikki is awesome!

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  111. Great idea Mikki! I'm a supporter of my local, the Cos Cob Library.

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  112. Libraries rule! And so do you Mikki! Good luck!

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  113. Heading to the library right now! Thanks for what you're doing!

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  114. w000t! libraries and mikki are wonderful!

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  115. Gotta love the library - one of the first stops for each new place we move is the local library for a new library card!

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  116. libraries are full of friends!

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  117. friends for everyone, for every situation, for every mood!

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  118. Yay, Mikki! You rock for doing this:) xo

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  119. Every Library should have a copy of Mikki's wonderful book, THE LIBRARY LION.

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  120. Mikki, I'm glad to help out with a comment. Good causes cause me to be good, um, at least temporarily.

    KJJ

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  121. What a great idea, Mikki! Thanks on behalf of all of us library-loving folks.

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  122. Thanks for your concideration and inspiration, Mikki. You inpire me to crack one of those three library books I took out a couple days ago and are sitting on our dining room table. (How, you ask, can I let them sit even a couple days? Will get to them NOW.

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  123. Hey Mikki,

    I DO love libraries.

    Looking forward to seeing you in Hudson in May.

    Laurie Calkhoven

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  124. Love the libraries! Thanks, Michelle.

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  125. My BBF library is East Library in Milwaukee WI! Thanks Mikki.

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  126. I spent more time in my home town library than should ever be allowed! Well, maybe not, but it was my favorite place to go. Hope you reach your goal!

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  127. It's because of libraries that I became a teacher and an actor and a writer. I knew nothing of the world until I stumbled upon a library as a child. Thank you libraries and than you Mikki!

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  128. Hi Mikki!
    I love reading about what you are up to these days!
    I'm proud to know you and can't wait for your next literary
    adventure!
    Love ya!
    -Marna

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  129. You rock, Mikki! Thanks for this challenge -- here's hoping you raise big $$ for the library. :)

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  130. I think you'll make your library very happy!

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  131. This is fantastic, Mikki! Hope you raise big bucks!

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  132. No. Sleep. Till...Brooklyn--(with a good book).

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  133. I just got home from working at the Annual Used Book Sale at our library. We raised more money than ever this year--Escanaba, MI, LOVES its libary!

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  134. Books...Mikki...and libraries. All wonderful.

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  135. so awesome you are doing this- you rock (as do libraries!!)

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  136. you're awesome, mikki! i miss working for you! :)

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  137. You are such a good egg to be doing this Mikki!!!
    :)
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  138. We love libraries... and Library Lion!
    -Rebekkah & Mike

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  139. This is such a great idea to raise money for libraries!

    Allison Santos

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  140. I just cost you a dollar.

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  141. Here you go, Mikki. Our local library has Library Lion prominently displayed.

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  142. Libraries rock!

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  143. I heard you were just up in our neck of the woods. Aren't you glad we didn't have snow for you?

    MJ Auch

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  144. Holy smokes! You've got a lot of comments! Libraries are the best and so is Mikki!

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  145. Thank you for being great!

    -Andres
    :)

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  146. Used to hate libraries (many moons ago), but now I love them. As a person that reads (usually) about 60-70 books per annum, I would be in hock up to my eyeballs without libraries. Go libraries!!

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  147. What a great idea, Mikki! You're awesome :)) Good luck with your fund-raising! Go BPL! Go Mikki! $$$$

    Cheers, Marnie

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  148. Mikki, you are awesome!! I am so proud of you

    love,

    Mom

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  149. Peace, love, and LIBRARIES!! Go, Mikki!!

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  150. THis rocks, Mikki - so do you! Cheers for my favoite "Library Lion!" xxoo Maureen

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  151. Yay for libraries! Thanks for doing this, Mikki! Hope you're well!

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  152. I attended a Public Library Association Conference session led by two, cool BPL librarians yesterday.

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  153. Libraries are the best!!! (if they had frequent borrower points, I would definitely be racking them up)
    Check out my blog at www.gayleenrabakukk.com

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  154. We love Libraries and Librarians! Thanks for supporting BPL.

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  155. You're awesome Mikki. As it happens, libraries are, too.

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  156. Wow, that is a lot of $'s to BPL. Great idea. Libraries ROCK!

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  157. Love you! Love books! Love libraries!

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  158. Ok - that last anonymous is from me - Sibby Falk

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  159. Just thinking of you .... How bizarre!!! Riley brought home the see saw buy a book sheet, and we will be purchacing library lion, cause we think the author is just swell... :). Libraries rock....

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  160. I do love libraries. What would life be without them. I hope the Brooklyn Public Library has a lot of your books. Good reading
    Marj

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  161. Michelle, libraries and librarians rock!! And so does The Dragon of Trelian.

    Cinda

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  162. our family loves books. libraries are a safe haven. leighsa

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  163. (Posting this one on behalf of my nice uncle, who couldn't post himself due to technical difficulties:)

    Great cause for a great niece --especially given the potential cuts in library service for NYC announced yesterday. We love you. Uncle Len, Nicole, Gaby Jon. Post this if you like.

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  164. I have a stack of books from Brooklyn Public on my night table now!

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  165. am doing this even though a library killed my dad. one day you will pay, library. but right now, mikki will pay you. (hi mikki!)

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  166. Go Brooklyn!
    leda

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  167. Library loooooooove! Good for you for supporting.

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  168. Woohoo, this is a great cause. I'm really glad to see you're doing this, Mikki. Hope all is well and i hope to hear from you soon. Miss ya!

    I love libraries and without them I wouldn't have had a first job or a way to study. And without Uris library i wouldn't have even met such a great person as you, Mikki! :)

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