Piles and Piles of Books: The Library Contest is Ready to Ship!
I’ve been waiting a month to do this post. Seriously. SO. EXCITED.
For my birthday this year, I curated a contest for libraries, and I invited authors to donate books in addition to the ones I was donating. But then I realized there were only ten libraries who entered, and I couldn’t pick just five. I put out a plea for more donations, and people responded like crazy—readers especially. I would say a good 75% of the donations are from readers alone. Here’s a list of who donated: authors, publishers, and readers. (And if in the chaos I missed you, please let me know, and I’ll add you!)
Here’s what they donated.
Impressive, yes? Here’s how it looks divvied up.
Library winner pack #1: Blue Island Library, Blue Island, Illinois
Library winner pack #2: Waterford Township Public Library, Waterford, Michigan
Library winner pack #3: Borgarbókasafnið, Reykjavík, Iceland
Library winner pack #4: SUNY Potsdam College Libraries, Potsdam, New York
Library winner pack #5: Milwaukee LGBT Community Center Library, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Library winner pack #6: Columbia Public Library, Columbia, Missouri
Library winner pack #7: Farmington Community Library, Farmington Hills, Michigan
Library winner pack #8: Fayette County Public Libraries, Oak Hill, West Virginia
Library winner pack #9: Troy Public Library, Troy, Michigan
Library winner pack #10: Tigard City Library, Tigard, Oregon
Is that not AMAZING?
THANK YOU to all the authors, publishers, and above all READERS who contributed books. I’ll be packaging them up today and hopefully mailing them, if not I’ll do that next week.