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The Great Library Giveaway

Giveaways

Some of the books we've compiled for our Great Library Giveaway

NOTE: We are no longer taking nominations for this giveaway.  Go here to see which library won our middle-grade collection!

This blog exists because we as authors love middle-grade books. You do, too, or you wouldn’t be reading this! We want to put more books, more adventure, more mystery, love, coming-of-age, magic, and wonder into the hands of middle-grade readers.  So this fall we’ve pulled together stacks and stacks of the latest and greatest books.  And we want to send them to a place where they can be well-loved:  a local or school library.

We couldn’t figure out which one should receive our middle-grade collection, though.  So we decided we’d have you, our readers, help us by nominating your favorite library.

To do so, simply post a comment below with the name of the library you’d like to see us ship these books to. Only one nomination per person, please.  However, you may earn up to three additional entries for either the same library or a different one by tweeting/blogging/facebooking this giveaway.  For additional entries to count, each must be in a separate comment with the link and the name of the library listed.

While nominating, please keep in mind that the library must serve our target audience of 8-12-year-olds in order to be eligible.  See our Great Library Giveaway FAQ for this and other official rules.

Flickr photo by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Though only libraries are eligible to win, anyone can nominate.  Librarians, library patrons, media specialists, students, teachers–even teachers from the same school!–mothers, fathers, people who aren’t parents–if you’re reading this, you are eligible to nominate.  Our random generator will choose the winning library on Tuesday, November 30, 2010.

So nominate a library today! You don’t even have to pay for postage! Just comment and YOU might be the winner who puts these wonderful books onto the shelves of your favorite library.

Flickr photo by Svadilfari

And, as thanks, if your entry is the one chosen as the winner, we will also send you a $25 gift certificate from your local independent bookstore to purchase even more great titles for your own personal home library!

We’ll be highlighting all the titles in our middle-grade book collection throughout the giveaway period, but you can see the complete list here.  In addition, we would love to see this collection grow, so if you or someone you know would like to donate a middle-grade book to this giveaway, details can be found here.  We’ll keep our list of titles up-to-date, so you can see what has been donated.

Hooray for libraries, and hooray for middle-grade books!

381 Comments

381 Comments

  1. Dianne White  •  Oct 19, 2010 @12:29 am

    What a fabulous idea! Thanks for supporting libraries! My favorite library is the library at the school where I teach – Peachland Elementary. The Brian Skinner Memorial Library is named after our beloved principal, who passed away several years ago after a lengthy battle with cancer.

  2. Sherrie Petersen  •  Oct 19, 2010 @12:45 am

    What a wonderful giveaway! I don’t have a library to nominate. The library where my kids go to school is wonderful, but they get lots of support from the PTA and parents. I hope you find a school that needs the books more than mine. It’s a wonderful donation you’re making.

  3. Cheryl Phillips  •  Oct 19, 2010 @1:01 am

    Perfect timing. School libraries in California have had nearly all their State book funding cut over the past 5 years. I would love to nominate my library at Peachland Elementary School. It’s open everyday for the students but the pickings are getting mighty slim and it would be such a gift to add some middle grade titles for our great K-6 students.

  4. Mezzowriter  •  Oct 19, 2010 @1:52 am

    I would LOVE for these to go to my library at Mission Manor Elementary School in Tucson, AZ.

    It’s a low-income area, and we’re really working to instill a love of reading in these kids. Our funding has really bottomed out, and we’re doing the best we can to keep things on the shelves that are new and current!

  5. Lee Mandel  •  Oct 19, 2010 @4:48 am

    I would like to nominate the library at Dawnwood Middle School, in Centereach, NY. The kids there have a voracious appetite for reading. The library should have a revolving door because the kids are constantly in and out of there to borrow books. It would be wonderful if a school, with such avid readers, could benefit from this contest.

    Thank you.
    Lee Mandel

  6. Laura Renegar  •  Oct 19, 2010 @7:37 am

    I would like to nominate the Lewisville Branch Library in Forsyth County. They are located in front of an elementary school and do so much for the community. Unfortunately, there are too many empty shelves in their children’s section. I would love it if you could add to their collection.

  7. Laura Renegar  •  Oct 19, 2010 @7:55 am

    To get another entry for the Lewisville Branch Library, I tweeted about the contest here: http://twitter.com/LauraRenegar .

  8. Laura Renegar  •  Oct 19, 2010 @8:14 am

    I posted about your wonderful contest on my blog: http://laurarenegar.blogspot.com/2010/10/book-giveaway.html . Can you tell I love the Lewisville Branch Library?

  9. Lill Pluta  •  Oct 19, 2010 @8:18 am

    I would like to nominate the Janet F. Harte library in Flour Bluff (Corpus Christi) Texas. Unlike the newer library on the more affluent and growing side of town, most of the books on the mg shelves at Harte are well worn older titles. I see very few newer releases coming into this particular branch. Libraries in Corpus Christi serve a dual role as public and school libraries. Flour Bluff is a mostly lower income neighborhood of Corpus Christi, and it has its own school system. The schools and library also serve children from the nearby Navy base.

  10. S A Putnam  •  Oct 19, 2010 @8:22 am

    What a terrific idea! I would love to win this for the Springfield Town Library as it would be a wonderful boost to their children’s collection.

  11. S A Putnam  •  Oct 19, 2010 @8:39 am

    To earn another entry for the Springfield Town Library, I tweeted about the contest here: http://twitter.com/saputnam

  12. S A Putnam  •  Oct 19, 2010 @8:54 am

    Here is another entry for the Springfield Town Library. You can find my Facebook post here http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/saputnam

  13. Cathe Olson  •  Oct 19, 2010 @9:06 am

    I’m nominating the Nipomo Elementary School Library in Nipomo California. The libraries serves K – 6 grade students. California schools have been hit so hard with budget problems now that our school libraries are not getting any funding–and Nipomo Elementary is a very low income school. Many kids don’t have books at home and the only books they get to read are from the school library. And they really LOVE books!

  14. Cathe Olson  •  Oct 19, 2010 @9:11 am

    I posted on the Nipomo Elementary School PTA facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nipomo-Elementary-School-PTA/108971845826509?ref=ts

  15. Cathe Olson  •  Oct 19, 2010 @9:11 am

    Posted about the giveaway on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/cathe.olson

  16. Cathe Olson  •  Oct 19, 2010 @9:15 am
  17. Lynn Garthwaite  •  Oct 19, 2010 @9:16 am

    I am happily nominating Poplar Bridge Elementary in Bloomington, MN. I attended Poplar Bridge as a child, and then many years later found myself working in the library there! As we’ve seen in so many places, the budget has been cut WAY back in the last couple of years and they are struggling to keep the shelves filled with fresh, fun books.

  18. Lee Mandel  •  Oct 19, 2010 @9:29 am

    The Dawnwood Middle School library always has students in and out. It is joked that they should put a revolving door in instead of the regular door that is there because of all of the kids always going in. It is a great place, with fantastic librarians, who know exactly what each student will like. Although there is new carpet in there, I can see the dent already forming by the front door from all of the happy visitors who come in. I think they would benefit from the multitude of choices offered in this contest. I know every book would be read by many students. Please consider Dawnwood Middle School, in Centereach, NY.

    Thanks.
    Lee Mandel
    http://www.frogburgers.net

  19. Jennifer  •  Oct 19, 2010 @9:32 am

    I’m nominating Mission Manor Elementary in Tucson. As in most places we are suffering from budget cuts and thus our library (among other things) is suffering. Our students often do not have books at home and the school library is their only access to literature.

  20. Tracy Maurer  •  Oct 19, 2010 @9:38 am

    Lakes International Language Academy is a public charter Spanish-immersion K-6 school in the outer edge of the Minneapolis/St-Paul metro area. Because we are a newer public school, we could really use new books for our library. Please consider us for the Great Library Giveaway!

  21. Danette  •  Oct 19, 2010 @9:45 am

    What a lovely pile of books! I’ve emailed my local librarians. Good luck!

  22. S A Putnam  •  Oct 19, 2010 @9:50 am

    And this is my final entry for the Springfield Town Library. I posted about your wonderful contest on my blog http://saputnam.livejournal.com/

  23. Julie Lundgren  •  Oct 19, 2010 @9:50 am

    Here’s another vote for Lakes International Language Academy, a tuition-free public elementary school in Forest Lake, MN. Our library is the heart of our school community, a welcoming place to grow readers and thinkers! Please consider our library for the Great Library Giveaway.

  24. ruth locke  •  Oct 19, 2010 @9:52 am

    I vote for Nipomo Elementary School K-6! Thanks for the contest!

  25. mezzowriter  •  Oct 19, 2010 @9:55 am

    Oops! I’ve also Facebooked the contest on my profile…
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=647171552

    Make that another entry for Mission Manor Elementary in Tucson. :)

  26. The Book Maven  •  Oct 19, 2010 @10:00 am

    I am nominating the University of Southern Maine’s Summer Reading Clinic Library. This library is an integral part of our work with students who struggle with reading and writing. The library offers school aged students, made up primarily of your target area, a lending library that keeps them reading over the summer months. We are currently working on updating our collection (on very limited funds) and these titles would be a fabulous addition! Thanks for the opportunity!

  27. The Book Maven  •  Oct 19, 2010 @10:02 am

    I tweeted your giveaway. Here is the link:
    http://twitter.com/#!/literacydocent

  28. The Book Maven  •  Oct 19, 2010 @10:07 am
  29. Shannon Peterson  •  Oct 19, 2010 @10:09 am

    Here’s another entry for Lakes International Language Academy, a public K-6 Spanish immersion elementary school in a third-tier suburb of St. Paul, MN. To date, our library functions mostly on donated books. Still, the library is at the center of all that we do!

  30. Rose  •  Oct 19, 2010 @10:24 am

    Awesome! I’d like to nominate the Madison County Library in Idaho.

  31. Rose  •  Oct 19, 2010 @10:25 am

    And I also blogged about it here: http://olmue.livejournal.com/316959.html. That means I can spend this comment for another library, right? The Baxter County Library in Arkansas. Both growing libraries whose children’s section has long been left behind, and who are now trying to grow them.

  32. Cathy Molina  •  Oct 19, 2010 @10:26 am

    I would to nominate Mission Manor Elementary school in Tucson, Arizona. This is a wonderful thing to offer schools.

  33. Mara Rockliff  •  Oct 19, 2010 @10:41 am

    Louisa Gonser Community Library in Kutztown, PA.

  34. Jocelyn Carlin  •  Oct 19, 2010 @11:05 am

    I would love to nominate my kids’ school library, Lakeview Elementary Charter School in Saratoga Springs, UT. We love encouraging literacy at our school, and nothing encourages literacy like a big batch of super-awesome brand-new books!

  35. H. Pinski  •  Oct 19, 2010 @11:47 am

    I’m nominating the Henry Carter Hull library in Clinton, CT for their unfailing support of their kids department. This is such a fantastic idea! I will tweet and FB the link.

    hilary

  36. Cheryl Phillips  •  Oct 19, 2010 @11:53 am

    Posted your wonderful book giveaway on my Facebook Profile:
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=104897872910606&id=1178124665&notif_t=like

  37. Carol/Red Dirt in My Soul  •  Oct 19, 2010 @12:01 pm

    Great idea! I’d love to nominate the Ten Sleep Public Library in Ten Sleep, Wyoming. It’s a great little library that also the school library. It’s a fun place to be for kids and adults, offering hot chocolate and tea after school in the wintertime and fun activities throughout the year! I’ll tweet and fb also!

  38. Tina Martin  •  Oct 19, 2010 @12:05 pm

    The library at Franklin Street Public school has a fabulous new librarian. She has reorganized the bookshelves and “recycled” the older titles. She encourages book donations of preloved books to build the collection in the library. I’d nominate this school library for the Great Library Giveaway!

  39. Cheryl Phillips  •  Oct 19, 2010 @12:05 pm

    The Great Library Giveaway has been tweeted for Peachland Elementary library:
    The Great Library Giveaway http://t.co/Pmohv2E via @AddThis

  40. Carol/Red Dirt in My Soul  •  Oct 19, 2010 @12:08 pm

    Tweeted! http://twitter.com/rimrockes Another vote for the Ten Sleep Library in Ten Sleep, Wyoming.

  41. Carol/Red Dirt in My Soul  •  Oct 19, 2010 @12:11 pm

    Facebooked…. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000257707412 My last vote for the Ten Sleep Library, Ten Sleep, Wyoming!

  42. Susan Quinn  •  Oct 19, 2010 @12:16 pm

    Awesome! I’d like to nominate Pleasant Hill Elementary Library in Palatine, Illinois! I’ve posted on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000174291662

    and Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/susankayequinn

  43. Kai Strand  •  Oct 19, 2010 @12:41 pm

    Fabulous giveaway! I nominate Lava Ridge Elementary School’s library in Bend, OR. I’m off to spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.

  44. Becky Miller  •  Oct 19, 2010 @12:50 pm

    This is great! The Moscow, ID Public Library, part of the Latah County Library system, would be a great recipient. Their children’s library is named in honor of the great Carol Ryrie Brink, who lived here as a child in the 1890′s. Here’s a salute to Caddie Woodlawn, one of the first great female juvenile heroes!

  45. Kim  •  Oct 19, 2010 @1:36 pm

    Normally I would nominate my own library, but our local school district just reorganized and opened a middle school annex that is woefully short on content for the library: Mason Middle School 6th Grade Campus in Waterford, MI.

  46. Mabel Rivera  •  Oct 19, 2010 @1:38 pm

    This is wonderful. I would like to nominate the Mission Manor Elementary School library in Tucson, Arizona. The students here would benefit from some new books. Thanks for the opportunity!

  47. Lauren  •  Oct 19, 2010 @1:39 pm

    I’d like to nominate the Campbell County Public Library. It’s great.

  48. Heather Kelly  •  Oct 19, 2010 @2:23 pm

    I’d love to nominate the Morse Institute Library in Natick MA. I love this book giveaway–You guys are the best!!

  49. Roseanne Perkins  •  Oct 19, 2010 @2:26 pm

    Another vote for the Louisa Gonser Community Library in Kutztown!!!

  50. Caroline Starr Rose  •  Oct 19, 2010 @2:26 pm

    Valle Vista in Albuquerque, NM. The school is in desperate need of books. Thanks for this!

  51. Jennifer  •  Oct 19, 2010 @2:31 pm

    Tomahawk Middle School in Hedgesville, WV

  52. Sigrid Long  •  Oct 19, 2010 @3:45 pm

    Nipomo Elementary School, Nipomo, CA gets my vote!

  53. Emily  •  Oct 19, 2010 @4:01 pm

    I would like to nominate the Wilson’s Creek 5th and 6th school’s library in Springfield, Missouri

  54. Sarah Mullen Gilbert  •  Oct 19, 2010 @4:03 pm

    This blog continues to bring the awesome! One nomination for the Robert Barlow Memorial Library in Iowa Falls, IA. A good YA section, but the MG readers need some love.

  55. Tara Lazar  •  Oct 19, 2010 @4:25 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. NJ state public library budgets have been slashed significantly this year. I would be so grateful if these books went to the Bernards Township Public Library. Thank you! (Tweeted about this on my @taralazar account.)

  56. Paula Blackburn  •  Oct 19, 2010 @4:35 pm

    I nominate the school library at Urban Choice Charter School in Rochester, NY. It is a school for K-8th graders and the school library there could desperately use some new, fresh books that would encourage more reading. These books would be read and cherished by every single student in that school.

  57. Sara Zoe  •  Oct 19, 2010 @5:04 pm

    I nominate the New Franklin school library in New Hampshire – we have great kids who want to read, but with a high free and reduced lunch rate our population doesn’t have the needed funds for new books. We’ve love them well!

  58. Christy Lenzi  •  Oct 19, 2010 @5:04 pm

    Stockton’s Mable Barron (K-8) school library! This is a great giveaway–thanks!

  59. alanlenzi  •  Oct 19, 2010 @5:11 pm

    Stockton, CA’s Mable Barron (k-8) in Lincoln Unified School District.

  60. Molly Zimmer  •  Oct 19, 2010 @5:17 pm

    Brawley Middle School (6-8) school library in the Iredell-Statesville Schools district (NC)

    What a wonderful idea…thanks for all you do to promote reading!

  61. Diane Mentzer  •  Oct 19, 2010 @5:18 pm

    This is a wonderful giveaway. I would like to nominate Bester elementary library. I am the librarian at Bester. The school has a high FARM rate and I am always looking for opportunities to get books for the students. The parents and community do support the school, but it is getting harder and harder for everyone. Thank you again for the opportunity to enter this giveaway.

  62. Paula Tanner  •  Oct 19, 2010 @5:20 pm

    When you step in the door of the Ten Sleep Public Library you immediately feel its welcoming atmosphere for the school children of Ten Sleep. Acting as a public library as well as a school library, our small library is child friendly all year around.

  63. Mary Brebner  •  Oct 19, 2010 @5:27 pm

    Summit Parkway Middle School in South Carolina–we need some fabulous books that will get our less-than-enthusiastic readers reading!

    Great library promotion! LOVE LIBRARIES!!

  64. Mary Brebner  •  Oct 19, 2010 @5:28 pm
  65. Cathy Kyle  •  Oct 19, 2010 @5:34 pm

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE if my library was chosen. Its a great little public library in western New York: Chili Public Library. A tweet/blog/facebook is on its way, as we speak!

  66. Dede Perkins  •  Oct 19, 2010 @5:43 pm

    I would like to nominate Baxter Memorial Library in Gorham, Maine. BML has one of the smallest book budgets, per capita, in the state of Maine. Despite this, the library – especially the children’s area – is a busy, well-loved place. Adding new books to the middle grade collection would be wonderful.

    Thank you!

  67. Cathy Kyle  •  Oct 19, 2010 @5:44 pm
  68. Cathy Kyle  •  Oct 19, 2010 @5:47 pm

    And you’re on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/cplteens

  69. I would like to nominate University of Southern Maine’s Summer Reading Clinic Library! What a great Reading/Writing Workshop USM provides for local children!

  70. Brianna Bruce  •  Oct 19, 2010 @6:13 pm

    I would like to nominate the Nashville Public Library, because it has an excellent selection of books and a medley of fabulous literary events, including author signings and book clubs. The librarians that I have met are wonderful as well, and the building is beautiful. Yes, I am in love with this library. : )

  71. Tom M Franklin  •  Oct 19, 2010 @6:27 pm

    Things like this make me proud to be an MG writer!

    Well done, all of you!

    – Tom

  72. Sarah Mays Derrick  •  Oct 19, 2010 @6:48 pm

    We would love these books at Minnie Gant Elementary School in Long Beach California :) What a wonderful thing to do for any of the schools that might win.

  73. Cathy Kyle  •  Oct 19, 2010 @6:48 pm

    And finally I have blogged about you! http://cplteens.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/dont-know-what-to-read/
    Yay for Chili Public Library in Rochester NY!

  74. Erica Hoiness  •  Oct 19, 2010 @8:35 pm

    I nominate Lava Ridge Elementary in Bend Oregon.

  75. Kristen H.  •  Oct 19, 2010 @8:42 pm

    I would love to nominate my own library, which is Prairie Oak Elementary School in Berwyn, IL. We serve 900 students in K-5th grade and our student population is 80% Hispanic and about 60% of those students live at poverty level – so I’m always trying to put books into our students hands. We do a store at the end of year that students get to shop in (with fake money.. ) if they meet their reading goal for the year and I love seeing them go home with free books in their hands for the summer.

  76. Megan Hall  •  Oct 19, 2010 @8:53 pm

    I would like to nominate my school Carson Elementary in Decatur, TX for the books. This would be a wonderful way to add many more books to our library for our older students.

  77. Megan Hall  •  Oct 19, 2010 @8:58 pm
  78. Mindy Hinkle  •  Oct 19, 2010 @9:59 pm

    I nominate Lewis & Clark Elementary School in Caldwell, ID. This is a school that could greatly benefit from a few donated books.

  79. Mindy Hinkle  •  Oct 19, 2010 @10:02 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1242665568

    Another entry for Lewis and Clark Elementary in Caldwell, ID!

  80. Tamera Benedict  •  Oct 19, 2010 @10:10 pm

    I nominate Minnie gANT Elementary School on Long Beach, CA 90815!!!

  81. Amie Borst  •  Oct 19, 2010 @10:15 pm

    i so so wish i could nominate a local library – but i can’t! *cries* but i’m so glad to be a part of this amazing group!

  82. Kiirsi  •  Oct 19, 2010 @10:42 pm

    I nominate Hunter Library in West Valley City, Utah. My kids and I go there at least once a week–usually more often–and we LOVE our library so much. We order items on hold all the time and we love the terrific inter-library loan system.

  83. Karen Cameron  •  Oct 19, 2010 @10:46 pm

    What a fabulous idea! My son’s school could really benefit from these books! I nominate Lewis and Clark Elementary in Caldwell, ID.

  84. Karen Cameron  •  Oct 19, 2010 @10:49 pm

    Please enter Lewis and Clark Elementary in Caldwell, ID again.
    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=1612196178

  85. pam O.  •  Oct 19, 2010 @11:02 pm

    I nominate the library in Ten Sleep, WY

  86. Bethany Price  •  Oct 20, 2010 @12:43 am

    I nominate Minnie Gant Elementary School in Long Beach California. Thanks so much for this gift that keeps on giving! History has shown repeatedly the staying power of books, and the awesome changes that literature and reading can bring into young lives.

  87. jaekaebee  •  Oct 20, 2010 @1:27 am

    I nominate Enid Public Library!

  88. CurlyGirly  •  Oct 20, 2010 @2:51 am

    I nominate Mission Manor Elementary School in Tucson, AZ! Please help them get the books that they need to continue their great work.

  89. CurlyGirly  •  Oct 20, 2010 @2:52 am

    Another vote for Mission Manor Elementary School in Tucson, AZ.

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/JezebelleKoL

  90. CurlyGirly  •  Oct 20, 2010 @2:56 am

    Last vote for Mission Manor Elementary School in Tucson, AZ

    Facebooked: http://www.facebook.com/curlygirly77

  91. Darklingfae  •  Oct 20, 2010 @3:24 am

    I’d like to nominate Mission Manor Elementary School’s library in Tucson.

  92. Megan K. Bickel  •  Oct 20, 2010 @7:19 am

    I’d like to nominate the little Speedway Public Library! Thank you for doing this!!

  93. Pat Connor  •  Oct 20, 2010 @7:25 am

    I would love to have these books at the Sully Branch of the Rochester (NY) Public Library. The library is part of a facility housing the library, a City of Rochester Recreation Center and a City elementary school.

  94. Lily D  •  Oct 20, 2010 @7:51 am

    Please donate to the Mission Manor Library. We have over 650 students who love to read and are ready for more fabulous books! Thank you for your consideration.

  95. Kay Silva  •  Oct 20, 2010 @8:21 am

    Nipomo Elementary gets my vote too.

  96. Kellee King  •  Oct 20, 2010 @8:38 am

    I nominate Minnie Gant Elementary School Library in Long Beach, California!

  97. Paul Zamperin  •  Oct 20, 2010 @9:09 am

    I would also like to nominate the Brian Skinner Library at Peachland Elementary School in Newhall, California. This library is a warm, inviting place for kids to read, complete with bean-bag chairs and cozy blankets to snuggle up with. Kids often go to the library during their recess or lunch to be surrounded in this great environment. With years of budget cuts, some new middle grade books would be a fantastic addition.

  98. Christi Perkins  •  Oct 20, 2010 @9:29 am

    I would like to nominate Carson Elementary in Decatur, Texas. We have recently added another grade and this would be a great way to add books for them.

  99. Jennifer Clark Estes  •  Oct 20, 2010 @9:39 am

    I’d love to nominate the Hingham Public Library in Hingham, Massachusetts. It’s an amazing place, and the children’s librarians are absolutely the best ever!

  100. I would like to nominate: Wilcox County Library in Camden, Alabama. Camden is a very, very small rural southern town. It is a place where the poverty level tends to be quite high and the need for books is great. The closest “bookstore” is a WALMART 40 minutes away and the closest real bookstore is an hour & a half drive in any direction. Too often growing up in this area I found that our library was unable to get the funding for books needed in the area. It took donations from local people to truly help the selections.

    Often the areas that were hurt the worst were middle grade & young adult – this makes me so so sad. I was blessed to have parents who nurtured my love of reading and were able to travel the distance for me to get whatever book I wanted to read. Too many children in this poor county are unable to do the same. It would be a wonderful thing for the area! I hope to one day be able to do even more.

    This is a wonderful contest and even more amazing prize opportunity.

    -C

  101. Anthony Toledo  •  Oct 20, 2010 @10:40 am

    I nominate Mission Manor Elementary School’s library in Tucson for this wonderful contest and superb opportunity. The staff at this school are great, dedicated individuals with a true love for teaching children, but they could really use the influx that this contest could provide. Please consider them for this rare opportunity.

  102. Rhoda Jackson  •  Oct 20, 2010 @10:58 am

    I nominate the Park Rapids Area Library in Park Rapids MN. A wonderful space for the community, we strive to be a welcoming place for everyone, and especially love young readers!

  103. Stacey Martin  •  Oct 20, 2010 @11:16 am

    PITTSFORD COMMUNITY LIBRARY, PITTSFORD, NY

  104. Melissa Wynn  •  Oct 20, 2010 @11:20 am

    I nominate Carson Elementary in Decatur, TX.

  105. Samantha McCarthy  •  Oct 20, 2010 @12:59 pm

    I would love to nominate Stanford Middle School where I teach!

  106. Alyssa Goodnight  •  Oct 20, 2010 @1:31 pm

    What a fantastic opportunity! I’d like to nominate Victory Lakes Intermediate.

  107. Kathleen Phillips  •  Oct 20, 2010 @1:56 pm

    Our book budget was cut 40% in 2010 and will continue through 2011. We have had two private fundraisers in the past two years to upgrade our Children’s Room(baby through gr. 5) and our young adult space (6-12th grade) but no money in our budget to add to our collections. I would lke to nominate the Seymour Public Library in Brockport, NY for this wonderful giveaway!

  108. Amelia Dustin  •  Oct 20, 2010 @3:10 pm

    Lewis and Clark Elementary School, Caldwell, ID

  109. Christina Rodriguez  •  Oct 20, 2010 @3:14 pm

    I nominate the Lakes International Language Academy (LILA) School Library. They are a fantastic Spanish-immersion school in Forest Lake, MN: http://lakesinternational.org/

  110. Adrienne Kirby  •  Oct 20, 2010 @3:22 pm

    I nominate the Hamlin Public Library in Hamlin, NY. It is a great little library in a rural community.

  111. Aimee Brown  •  Oct 20, 2010 @4:12 pm

    I nominate the Tremonton City Library, where I serve on the Friends of the Library Committee. We live in a small rural town where finding good books is sometimes difficult due to funding. Thanks to this website for such an awesome giveaway that can make lots of children happy! And moms too. :)

  112. Stephanie Rous  •  Oct 20, 2010 @5:16 pm

    I nominate the West Clayton Elementary School library. We’re an overly large elementary school with a very small budget. With over 1000 K-5 students in a 40+ year old building, it’s hard to keep up with newer books for our library.

  113. Stephanie Rous  •  Oct 20, 2010 @5:17 pm

    I have posted this on my blog. http://www.readingorwriting.blogspot.com
    (For West Clayton Elementary School’s library)

  114. Stella Michel  •  Oct 20, 2010 @7:02 pm

    I’d like to nominate the Park Ave. School Library in North Merrick, New York. When I started working there 5 years ago I walked into one of the most decimated collections I’d ever encountered. And the books that were there were falling apart. I almost cried. Our budget was crummy and it all seemed so hopeless. We’ve been rebuilding it, a little at a time, but the collection needs a heavy influx of great titles. Thanks!

  115. Helen Hans  •  Oct 20, 2010 @7:31 pm

    I would like to nominate the Brian Skinner Library at Peachland Elementary School in Newhall, Ca. Peachland is 50yrs old this year and is home to K-6 grades.

  116. Jennifer Robinson  •  Oct 20, 2010 @8:40 pm

    I’d like to nominate my school, Deyton Elementary. We have a great librarian but never enough books! Wow this contest is amazing……fingers crossed.

  117. Luz Acuna  •  Oct 20, 2010 @9:17 pm

    Students at Mission Manor Elementary love to read! We’d enjoy reading more books.

  118. Dianne White  •  Oct 20, 2010 @10:02 pm

    Another vote for Peachland Elementary. I posted on Face Book! http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/diannewrites THANKS!!

  119. Dianne White  •  Oct 20, 2010 @10:04 pm

    Tweeted about the book give-away for Peachland Elementary! http://twitter.com/diannewrites

  120. Amanda Howell  •  Oct 21, 2010 @1:22 am

    I would love to nominate Peachland Avenue Elementary in Newhall, CA. This school has played a major role in my life. I was a student way back when and now my children attend this amazing school. I am also currently employed as a reading specialist at the school. The Peachland library has always been a second home to me and I would love to see it grow.

  121. Amanda Howell  •  Oct 21, 2010 @1:26 am

    I also posted this on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1489497255

  122. Cindy Nielsen  •  Oct 21, 2010 @3:44 am

    I would like to nominate the Lewis and Clarke Elementary School in Caldwell, Idaho as my nephew goes to school there and will soon have his 2 brothers there as well. This school could really use those books.

  123. SANDRA KEEFE  •  Oct 21, 2010 @3:57 am

    What a terrific idea! My favorite library is Peachland Elementary in Newhall, CA.

  124. S. Martin  •  Oct 21, 2010 @8:39 am

    East Rochester Public Library, East Rochester, NY

  125. Angela De Groot  •  Oct 21, 2010 @9:59 am

    I’d like to nominate Richard Stockton Elementary School library, Cherry Hill, NJ

  126. Johanna  •  Oct 21, 2010 @11:19 am

    I’d like to nominate the Maplewood Community Library, Rochester, NY. Thank you!

  127. Lois Szymanski  •  Oct 21, 2010 @12:03 pm

    I’d like to nominate Littlestown Library in Littlestown, PA. This tiny library just moved from an itty bitty storefront to a larger storefront in the small town of Littlestown. They are trying to grow to serve the ever growing community. They are a warm and friendly library that serves all ages and needs help to stay alive.

  128. Donna Thompson  •  Oct 21, 2010 @12:11 pm

    Mission Manor in Tucson, Arizona is my nomination. This is a great opportunity!!

  129. Rosanne Parry  •  Oct 21, 2010 @2:27 pm

    My first teaching job was at Taholah Elementary school on the Quinault reservation in Taholah, Washington. I’d love to see them have a stack of new books.

  130. Mrs. M.  •  Oct 21, 2010 @4:22 pm

    Woo hoo! We’d love this stack of “middle” books. Please send them to George Long Elementary in Grass Lake, MI, and we’ll guarantee our students will eat them up (not literally). :)

  131. Lisa Arnold  •  Oct 21, 2010 @7:10 pm

    I would like to nominate Lima Christian School in Lima, NY. We are a small Christian school in a rural community serving approximately 230 students in grades k-12. Thank you for providing this opportunity. Winning would be a tremendous blessing as our school relies solely tuition dollars.

  132. Trisha Dominguez  •  Oct 22, 2010 @12:28 am

    Peachland Elementary School is full of students who enjoy reading, but they don’t have the resources to buy books or use the public library. Our school library has room for more books. Please send the nbook to Peachland.

  133. Burt Dominguez  •  Oct 22, 2010 @12:34 am

    I nominate Peachland. Books can help a child see beyond their neighborhood.

  134. Larry Shaltis  •  Oct 22, 2010 @6:34 am

    What a wonderful project! I’d love to see George Long Elementary school of Grass Lake, MI be able to expand it’s collection of books and consequently expand the horizons of our young readers!

  135. Maralee Taylor  •  Oct 22, 2010 @8:00 am

    I would love the Skinner Library at Peachland Elementary School, Newhall, Ca to win these much neede books.

  136. Nancy Hutton  •  Oct 22, 2010 @8:24 am

    I would like to nominate the University of Southern Maine’s Summer Reading Clinic Library.

  137. Karen Jameson  •  Oct 22, 2010 @8:52 am

    I’d like to nominate Peachland Elementary School Library in the Newhall School District.

  138. Karen Jameson  •  Oct 22, 2010 @8:55 am

    I’d like to nominate Peachland Elementary School in Newhall California. Our students would really love these books!

  139. Brooke Backes  •  Oct 22, 2010 @9:51 am

    I would like to nominate the Brian Skinner Memorial Library at Peachland Elementary School. In these difficult economic times, it’s a great way to let our children know how important their education is to us.

  140. rachelle lopez  •  Oct 22, 2010 @10:12 am

    My vote is for the Brian Skinner Memorial Library @ Peachland Elementary….It is so sad to walk in our library and see empty shelves…what an injustice to our kids, many of whom come from the poorest community in Santa Clarita, and who have few, if any books at home.
    Thanks for this opportunity.

  141. Erin McGuire  •  Oct 22, 2010 @10:29 am

    The Brian Skinner Memorial Library at Peachland Avenue Elementary School in Santa Clarita (Newhall), California could certainly use and appreciate some new books. The school has been recognized as a Title One School dedicated to improving academic achievement of the disadvantaged. The teaching staff are wonderful and are passionate about providing equal access to a high quality education for all students.

  142. Jamie COllins  •  Oct 22, 2010 @11:25 am

    Please consider The Brian Skinner Memorial Library here at Peachland Elementary school in Newhall, Ca as the recipient for these new books. During this time of financial insecurity and California Budget cuts, books are one of the last resources to be funded. Many of our students lack educational materials at home, have no transportation to the county library and would have no other opportunity to check out a book and discover new ideas if not for their school library. Please pick Peachland Elementary School!

  143. Caroline Starr Rose  •  Oct 22, 2010 @12:39 pm

    East Houma Elementary School in Houma, Louisiana. Their library was destroyed two years ago by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Librarian Wendy Jeffcoat his been a trooper, using a bookcart-turned-mobile-library to travel from class to class.

  144. Evie Erickson  •  Oct 22, 2010 @1:02 pm

    The students who visit the library in George Long Elementary School, Grass Lake, MI would love these books!

  145. Sarah Johnson  •  Oct 22, 2010 @1:38 pm

    Peachland Elementary School would love to have these beautiful books! If you check out You Tube and the Gotta Keep Reading video for Peachland you will see we have a history with books.

  146. Karen Tinsley  •  Oct 22, 2010 @4:16 pm

    Peachland Elementary School Library (Newhall, CA) is wild about books!!!! :)

  147. Heather  •  Oct 22, 2010 @8:31 pm

    Lewis and Clark in Caldwell, ID

  148. Leanne Fountain  •  Oct 22, 2010 @8:38 pm

    Our school library at Peachland Elementary School would greatly benefit from this wonderful giveaway. I have seen students develop a love of reading and want more opportunities for that love to grow with more access to books. Our students don’t always have ready access to reading materials at home and the school library is so important to foster their love of reading.

  149. Kristi Smyers  •  Oct 23, 2010 @12:30 pm

    What a wonderful idea! I would love to nominate my library, Carson Elementary. It would be a wonderful boost to our children’s collection.

  150. Joan Stradling  •  Oct 23, 2010 @1:25 pm

    I tried to comment, but it doesn’t appear to have gone through. I’d like to nominate Frontier Elementary School library. They have a small collection and it would be great to add to it.

  151. Jennifer Vogt  •  Oct 25, 2010 @8:07 am

    The middle grade students at Lima Christian School in Lima, New York devour new books. It is hard to even catalog new books because the students are always waiting and excited when a new title comes in. We are a small school and we take donations and do some fundraising for library books. I am the librarian here and I can say that our tiny collection isn’t keeping our readers stocked with the great titles that they would love to have. What an awesome giveaway!! I do hope you’ll consider our school. There is most ceratainly a need.

  152. Jennifer  •  Oct 25, 2010 @10:47 am

    I think this is a fabulous idea. I would like to nominate Carson Elementary School in Decatur, Texas.

  153. Kate Peattie  •  Oct 25, 2010 @10:51 am

    As both a parent and employee, I would like to nominate Peachland Elementary School for this amazing giveaway. All public schools are in desperate straits right now and our libraries are often the first to have their budgets taken to fullfil immediate needs. Many of our students don’t have access to a variety of books at home and are not able to get to the public libraries on a regular basis. Our school libraries are an incredible resource. Thank you for providing a great service!

  154. Kristi Michael  •  Oct 25, 2010 @1:05 pm

    WOO-HOO.
    We love BOOooks at Peachland Elementary library (Newhall, California)!!!!

  155. Jenni Dent  •  Oct 25, 2010 @2:09 pm

    I would like to nominate the Brian P Skinner Memorial Library at Peachland Avenue Elementary School. This is not only the school where I teach, but also the school where my own two children attend. Between state budgets, local library systems in confusing situations, and a high socio-economic need in the community we serve, Peachland is a perfect candidate for your generous give-away. Looking forward to new books on our shelves!

  156. Jeanne R.  •  Oct 25, 2010 @2:37 pm

    What a fantastic giveaway! I nominate Lowell Elementary School in Seattle.

  157. Debbie  •  Oct 25, 2010 @3:05 pm

    Peachland School!!!! Would love more books for our library :) :) :) :)

  158. Karla  •  Oct 25, 2010 @10:17 pm

    I would like to nominate Oelwein Middle School- we are a high poverty school that has been hard hit with budget cuts-including losing our full time librarian :(
    Thanks for the opportunity to share the love of reading!
    (@teacher6th)

  159. Flannery Davidson  •  Oct 25, 2010 @10:33 pm

    I would like to vote for the Brian Skinner Library at Peachland Elementary in Newhall, CA. We would love to get new books on our bare shelves. I love reading and my school sure needs better books for 6th graders! Please we need to win.

  160. Alicia Garcia  •  Oct 25, 2010 @11:17 pm

    Peachland Elementary Library in Newhall, CA gets my vote.

  161. Erika Steele  •  Oct 26, 2010 @2:52 pm

    Old Orchard Elementary Library REALLY NEEDS these books! What a blessing that would be! Valencia, CA

  162. Jennifer Herrback  •  Oct 26, 2010 @5:13 pm

    I would like to nominate Old Orchard Elementary School in Valencia, CA!

  163. T. Curtis  •  Oct 26, 2010 @5:27 pm

    Old Orchard Elementary School Library would love these books!

  164. Gretchen Hardaway  •  Oct 27, 2010 @11:11 am

    I would like to nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek in Hendersonville, TN. We opened last year with a minimal budget and we need more books!! The students would be thrilled!!

  165. lillian hecker  •  Oct 27, 2010 @11:25 am

    I am the youth librarian at the Town of Pelham Public Library in Pelham, NY.
    I appreciate good books for our middle school readers. Their favorites at this moment are the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Percy Jackson series, and many graphic novels. Please think of me when you would like a review or comments. I;d be happy to recommend your books to our readers. Thanks.
    Lillian Hecker

  166. Angela Nagel  •  Oct 27, 2010 @11:34 am

    I would like to nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek in Hendersonville, TN. We are a brand new school and need to books for our students who LOVE to read!!

  167. Kaitlin Libby  •  Oct 27, 2010 @11:34 am

    I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN. What a wonderful treat this would be for the students!

  168. Michele M.  •  Oct 27, 2010 @11:36 am

    Peachland School is AWESOME……New books for the library would be so great!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you.

  169. Jeremy Benson  •  Oct 27, 2010 @11:39 am

    Since our school is brand-spanking new and our library selection NEEDS to grow, I am nominating Knox Doss Middle School @ Drakes Creek. These students would greatly benefit from these additions.

  170. Heather Schiavone  •  Oct 27, 2010 @11:40 am

    All you have to do is scroll down and enter your name, email and a quick message that says “I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN.

  171. Misty Tobitt  •  Oct 27, 2010 @11:44 am

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN. Our school/library is only two years old and needs these books to fill our shelves.

  172. Kristie Ferrell  •  Oct 27, 2010 @11:48 am

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville,Tn.They are a new school and need books for our children to read.

  173. Lisw Wilkerson  •  Oct 27, 2010 @11:49 am

    I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN. Our school is new so we need lots of new books.

  174. cassandra thompson  •  Oct 27, 2010 @11:49 am

    I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN.”

  175. Jodi Green  •  Oct 27, 2010 @11:50 am

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN. We are new and need mmore books for our students.

  176. Karen Surio  •  Oct 27, 2010 @11:55 am

    Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Middle in Hendersonville TN needs all those empty shelves to be filled with some wonderful books for our children please!

  177. David Delph  •  Oct 27, 2010 @11:55 am

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN. This would be a wonderful addition of resources for our library. Mrs. Hardaway is the greatest media center specialist and we would love to grace her with this gift!

  178. Kelly Myatt  •  Oct 27, 2010 @12:08 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek in Hendersonville, TN.

  179. Rebecca Bene  •  Oct 27, 2010 @12:22 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN

  180. Kendra Altepeter  •  Oct 27, 2010 @12:30 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek in Hendersonville,TN. It is a new school that is in need of books!

  181. Steffany Daniel  •  Oct 27, 2010 @12:33 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School in Hendersonville, TN it’s an AWESOME new school with AWESOME teachers that would love some AWESOME new books ;)

  182. John Thompson  •  Oct 27, 2010 @12:56 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek in Hendersonville, TN.

  183. Brandy Wheeling  •  Oct 27, 2010 @1:00 pm

    I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN

  184. Paula Harris  •  Oct 27, 2010 @1:03 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, Tn.

  185. Wanda Harrison  •  Oct 27, 2010 @1:04 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, Tn.

  186. Rhonda Godbold  •  Oct 27, 2010 @1:11 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN to receive these free books. Our students love to read, but need the tools to do so.

  187. Jennifer Daddio  •  Oct 27, 2010 @1:21 pm

    Hendrick Hudson Free Library in Montrose, New York! It is a wonderful library!

  188. Toni Graves  •  Oct 27, 2010 @1:22 pm

    I would like to nominate Knox Doss @ Drakes Creek to receive new books for our library. Our school is brand new so we are in need of books for our library.

    Thanks

  189. Lauren Lookholder  •  Oct 27, 2010 @2:03 pm

    Peachland Elementary School is the best!!!! We’ve just renovated our library. It’s beautiful and such a nice place for kids!

  190. Jenny Hogan  •  Oct 27, 2010 @2:15 pm

    I would like to nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek in Hendersonville, TN. We are a brand new school with a library 2/3+ empty!

  191. Doug Sterban  •  Oct 27, 2010 @2:28 pm

    I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN.

  192. Patti Yon  •  Oct 27, 2010 @2:36 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Middle School for the books for the school library. Our students are in great need of the resources because KDDC is a new school with limited materials at this time.

  193. Christy Croft  •  Oct 27, 2010 @2:49 pm

    I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN

  194. Tom Strother  •  Oct 27, 2010 @2:53 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School @ Drakes Creek road on Hendersonville, Tennessee. We are a new school trying to build a program with limited start-up funds.

  195. Melissa House  •  Oct 27, 2010 @2:59 pm

    I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN.

  196. Rick Wiencek  •  Oct 27, 2010 @3:24 pm

    I NOMINATE THE KNOX DOSS MIDDLE SCHOOL @ DRAKES CREEK LIBRARY IN
    HENDERSONVILLE, TENNESSEE. A LITTLE BIT OF HELP WILL GO A LONG WAY!!!!

  197. Sonnie Smith  •  Oct 27, 2010 @3:25 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School @Drakes Creek in Hendersonville, TN. It is an awesome new school, but definatley needs more books in the library!

  198. Alice Cothron  •  Oct 27, 2010 @4:04 pm

    I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drake’s Creek library in Hendersonville, TN.

  199. Lynn Moeller  •  Oct 27, 2010 @4:04 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School @ Drakes Creek in Hendersonville, TN. It is a new school that is great, but definately needs more good books for the kids!!

  200. Omaira Rivera-Stinson  •  Oct 27, 2010 @4:07 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek. We need more books for our library. It is a new school so we have a lot of room to fill and kids that are excited about reading.

  201. AMANDA KNIGHT  •  Oct 27, 2010 @4:22 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville,Tn.They are a new school and need books for our children to read

  202. J. Ayers  •  Oct 27, 2010 @5:48 pm

    I would like to nominate Knox Doss Middle School in Hendersonville, TN. It’s a wonderful, brand new school with a lot of parent interaction. We need new books for the library!

  203. smotherman  •  Oct 27, 2010 @5:54 pm

    Knox Doss at Drakes Creek in Hendersonville, TN gets my vote! My son has truly enjoyed the classes and teachers there and would benefit greatly from more books in the new library! KDDC!

  204. Enrique  •  Oct 27, 2010 @6:41 pm

    I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek library in Hendersonville TN. We need more books to keep our children reading.

  205. Rebecca Strong  •  Oct 27, 2010 @7:23 pm

    I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek library in Hendersonville, TN!

  206. Ellen Fennel  •  Oct 27, 2010 @8:38 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek in Hendersonville, TN.

  207. Becky Shearer  •  Oct 28, 2010 @6:18 am

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek in Hendersonville, TN

  208. Sabrina Hodges  •  Oct 28, 2010 @8:21 am

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School in Hendersonville, TN.

  209. Beth Luttrull  •  Oct 28, 2010 @8:40 am

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN.

  210. Marissa  •  Oct 28, 2010 @9:29 am

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN

  211. Brandon  •  Oct 28, 2010 @9:30 am

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN

  212. Kenneth Powell  •  Oct 28, 2010 @10:04 am

    I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library because we are a new school and we still are working toward building our library collection. (I am the principal of the school and would appreciate these books!)

  213. Amy Vincent  •  Oct 28, 2010 @10:31 am

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library! :)

  214. Olivia Vincent  •  Oct 28, 2010 @10:36 am

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School in Hendersonville, TN, too. They are a new school and could really use some more books!

  215. J. Rinehart  •  Oct 28, 2010 @11:12 am

    Please consider Knox Doss Middle School in Hendersonville, TN. Great School!

  216. Trish Sabini  •  Oct 28, 2010 @1:06 pm

    We children’s librarians LOVE this idea! Keep up your good work.

  217. Trish Sabini  •  Oct 28, 2010 @1:07 pm

    This time I’m actually going to write the library’s name on the comment! Ossining Public Library, Ossining NY.

  218. Lisette Fitzpatrick  •  Oct 28, 2010 @5:10 pm

    I Too, nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek in Hendersonville TN

  219. Angela Metts  •  Oct 28, 2010 @5:11 pm

    Old Orchard Elementary School Library would love these books! Thanks for the support!!!

  220. Tina Daucher  •  Oct 28, 2010 @9:28 pm

    I wiould like to submit Old Orchard Elementary School in Valenica, CA. Our students would LOVE some new books for our library.

  221. morgan sayers  •  Oct 28, 2010 @10:56 pm

    I want to nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Middle School in Hendersonville Tn. For the library books.

  222. Lisa Brown  •  Oct 29, 2010 @2:31 am

    I would like to nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Middle School in Hendersonville, TN for the library books. Because it is such a new school, there are minimal books in their library. They need more books on the empty shelves.

  223. Erica Wagner  •  Oct 29, 2010 @6:49 am

    I nominate Knox Doss at Drake Creek Middle School in Hendersonville TN for the Library books. Thank you fro creating this opportunity.

  224. Karen Coldiron  •  Oct 29, 2010 @7:49 am

    I nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Middle School in Hendersonville, Tn for the Library Books.

  225. Jennie Brin  •  Oct 29, 2010 @8:40 am

    I nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Middle School Library in Hendersonville, TN

  226. Danny C. Brown  •  Oct 29, 2010 @8:51 am

    “I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN.” I have a seventh grader at this school. It is new and needs books and other resources.

  227. Barb Bumblis  •  Oct 29, 2010 @9:57 am

    I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN.

    KDDC is a new school full of kids that love to read, but we need books!

  228. Chenise Johnson  •  Oct 29, 2010 @12:22 pm

    I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN. We need new books. My child is in the 6th grade and likes reading.

  229. S. Rinehart  •  Oct 29, 2010 @2:40 pm

    A great big HOORAY for Knox Doss Middle School in Hendersonville, TN.

  230. Kathy Laird  •  Oct 29, 2010 @2:46 pm

    I would like to nominate Knox Doss Middles School at Drakes Creek library in Hendersonville, TN. The school has only been open 1 year and is on a budget so this would help our school so much. Reading is the key to success!!

  231. Danny Brown  •  Oct 29, 2010 @6:42 pm

    “I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN.”

  232. Laura Fournier  •  Oct 30, 2010 @4:59 am

    I nominate Jupiter Middle School, Jupiter, Florida.

  233. Tanya Flatt  •  Oct 30, 2010 @8:08 am

    I nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN.

  234. Chris Flatt  •  Oct 30, 2010 @8:09 am

    I nominate the Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN.

  235. Vickie Weaver  •  Oct 30, 2010 @6:20 pm

    I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

  236. Marianne B  •  Nov 1, 2010 @9:06 am

    I would like to nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN. We have a the greatest librarian who is always trying to make the minimal funds we receive stretch so that every student has the best selection of books possible. We would be so grateful to receive this award!

  237. Jeepers Creepers  •  Nov 1, 2010 @11:09 am

    Old Orchard Elementary Library REALLY NEEDS these books! What a blessing that would be! Valencia, CA

  238. Jerri Vetetoe  •  Nov 1, 2010 @1:12 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN

  239. Lisa M. Pedrys  •  Nov 1, 2010 @5:01 pm

    I nominate “Lakes International Language Academy,” a fairly new, charter/public K-6 Spanish immersion elementary school in Forest Lake, Minnesota. Our library functions mostly on donated books and being selected for this opportunity would be a tremendous addition to a school that strives for the best!

  240. Tracy Maurer  •  Nov 1, 2010 @5:14 pm

    I’m proud to nominate the Lakes International Language Academy library in Forest Lake, MN. This is a Spanish-immersion, IBO-accredited public charter elementary school that opened with 174 students in 2004 and now has nearly 600 learners! We could really use new books for our library. Thanks!

  241. Mary Thornton  •  Nov 1, 2010 @6:13 pm

    “I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN.”

  242. Nicki Vincent  •  Nov 1, 2010 @6:35 pm

    This is a great opportunity for schools to earn books. I would love for my favorite library, the Lakes International Language Academy Library (“LILA”), a spanish immersion elementary school in Forest Lake, MN to get them ! Please choose our library and send us books!! Thank you!

  243. Laura Johnson  •  Nov 1, 2010 @8:58 pm

    I nominate Lakes International Language Academy in Forest Lakes, Minnesota. It is a excellent school!!

  244. Mark Johnson  •  Nov 1, 2010 @8:59 pm

    What a great opportunity! I nominate Lakes International Language Academy in Forest Lake, Minnesota.

  245. Kerri Shaw  •  Nov 1, 2010 @11:09 pm

    I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN!

  246. julie  •  Nov 2, 2010 @6:12 am

    I nominate the library for Power APAC in Jackson, MS. This school serves 200 students– all 4th and 5th graders. My daughter attends this school, and I know that funds are low. Thank you for offering such wonderful books.

  247. Kris Salava  •  Nov 2, 2010 @7:35 am

    Thanks for this opportunity. I nominate Lakes International Language Academy School Library in Forest Lake, Minnesota!! They are an awesome school and are in need of really great books like these!!

  248. Amber Nickel  •  Nov 2, 2010 @8:51 am

    I would like to nominate Pardeeville Middle/High School Library in Pardeeville, Wisconsin! We have an awesome school that needs these wonderful books! Thanks for the opportunity to do this!

  249. Bronwyn Schaefer Pope  •  Nov 2, 2010 @10:24 am

    I would like to nominate the Lakes International Language Academy elementary school library in Forest Lake, Minnesota. This young Spanish Immersion school has grown tremendously in the last few years and really needs books to fill up its brand new library!

  250. Dede Perkins  •  Nov 2, 2010 @5:32 pm

    Patrons and staff at Baxter Memorial Library in Gorham, Maine would be most appreciative to receive new MG books! Many thanks for your generosity…this is a wonderful initiative.

  251. Rhonda Godbold  •  Nov 3, 2010 @8:39 am

    I would like to nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek, in Hendersonville, TN. We are a new school and need books for our students.

  252. Heather Schiavone  •  Nov 3, 2010 @8:41 am

    Please give books to Knox Doss@ Drakes Creek Middle School. This is a new school and the students NEED books!!

  253. janet low  •  Nov 3, 2010 @10:44 am

    I am nominating Parkside Elementary in Pittsburg, CA.

  254. Kristin  •  Nov 3, 2010 @11:09 am

    I would like to nominate Parkside Elementary in Pittsburg, California!

    Parkside Rules!

  255. Gina Dupree  •  Nov 3, 2010 @11:19 am

    I nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Middle School in Hendersonville, Tennessee!

  256. Kirsten  •  Nov 3, 2010 @11:23 am

    I would like to nominate Parkside Elementary in Pittsburg, California. Parkside is a Title I school with hard-working, low-income families. Our school has suffered severe budget cuts the last several years. Our students need access to excellent literature more than ever! Thanks for considering this school of dedicated staff, students, and parents!

  257. larry gore  •  Nov 3, 2010 @11:29 am

    I nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Middle School in Hendersonville, Tn.

  258. Jerry Armstrong  •  Nov 3, 2010 @11:29 am

    I would like to nominate Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek in Hendersonville, TN. We are a new school and need books.

  259. Angela Taylor  •  Nov 3, 2010 @11:34 am

    I nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Middle School in Hendersonville Tn.

  260. Deborah Shoemake  •  Nov 3, 2010 @11:36 am

    I nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Middle School in Hendersonville, TN.

  261. JOhn  •  Nov 3, 2010 @11:40 am

    Knox Doss Middle School Library gets my nomination! That place rocks!!! It’s a new library but it gets kids reading NEVER liked to read before.

  262. dawn yancey  •  Nov 3, 2010 @11:44 am

    i nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Middle School in Hendersonville, TN

  263. Jill T. Draughon  •  Nov 3, 2010 @11:53 am

    I nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Middle School in Hendersonville.

  264. Sean Dupree  •  Nov 3, 2010 @11:59 am

    I nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Middle School in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

  265. Felicia Givens  •  Nov 3, 2010 @12:14 pm

    I nominate Lakes International Language Academy.

  266. Teri Birdsong  •  Nov 3, 2010 @12:26 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Creeks Middle School in Henersonville, TN.
    Thanks!

  267. Cameron Adkins  •  Nov 3, 2010 @12:27 pm

    Please accept my nomination for Knox Doss at Drakes Creek in Hendersonville, TN.

  268. Tiffany Whitehead  •  Nov 3, 2010 @12:41 pm

    I’m nominating Central Middle School in Baton Rouge! Thanks :)

  269. Tiffany Whitehead  •  Nov 3, 2010 @12:43 pm

    And I tweeted about the contest for a second nomination for Central Middle in Baton Rouge!! http://twitter.com/#!/librarian_tiff

  270. Bob Armstrong  •  Nov 3, 2010 @1:41 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Creek in Hendersonville, TN.

  271. Marie Labello  •  Nov 3, 2010 @2:04 pm

    ANOTHER VOTE FOR CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL in BATON ROUGE, LA! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity! MSL

  272. Denice Thomas  •  Nov 3, 2010 @2:31 pm

    I nominate Central Middle School in Baton Rouge, LA. Thanks to our wonderful librarian, Marie Labello, CMS kids LOVE to read!

  273. Amanda Guillot  •  Nov 3, 2010 @2:49 pm

    I would like to vote for Central Middle School in Baton Rouge,LA.

  274. L Seeger  •  Nov 3, 2010 @2:59 pm

    We are in desperate need of new books. Our library is SO old….so are the books themselves!

  275. Teresa Adkins  •  Nov 3, 2010 @3:11 pm

    Please consider Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Middle School in Hendersonville, TN for the books!

    We are a new school and we need our library bookshelves filled with wonderful books for the 6th, 7th and 8th graders!

  276. Jackie Jenkins  •  Nov 3, 2010 @3:17 pm

    I vote for Central Middle School in Central, Louisiana!!! Our students love to read and are always searching for new titles!

  277. Mary Gore  •  Nov 3, 2010 @3:21 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Middle School in Hendersonville, Tennessee.”

  278. Sheryl Waltman  •  Nov 3, 2010 @3:25 pm

    I think Central Middle School’s library in Central, Louisiana would be even more awesome with new titles for our students to read!!

  279. Brandi Ilboudo  •  Nov 3, 2010 @3:56 pm

    I would like to nominate Central Middle School’s Library in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

  280. Enrique  •  Nov 3, 2010 @7:37 pm

    I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville TN

  281. Christine Godfrey  •  Nov 3, 2010 @7:47 pm

    I nominate George Long School Grass Lake, Michigan.

  282. Dana Turner  •  Nov 3, 2010 @8:27 pm

    I nominate the Knox Doss Middle School at Drakes Creek Library in Hendersonville, TN.

  283. Jason Dupuy  •  Nov 4, 2010 @1:11 am

    I vote for Central Middle School in Central, Louisiana. The students love our library so much, but most of our books are really old. Their interest in reading would be sparked even more by a refreshing of our book supply!

  284. Lindsey Campbell  •  Nov 4, 2010 @6:39 am

    I nominate Central Middle School in Central, Louisiana. The students love the library but we need some updated books for our students.

  285. Susan Watts  •  Nov 4, 2010 @6:49 am

    Vote for Central Middle School in Central, Louisiana. The books would enhance our library!! We need them!

  286. Trish  •  Nov 4, 2010 @7:41 am

    I nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Middle School in Hendersonville

  287. Karen Prejean  •  Nov 4, 2010 @8:37 am

    We love our library. It is a room full of resource that everyone can use and enjoy.

  288. Anita Spencer  •  Nov 4, 2010 @11:19 am

    As an ELA teacher, my classes make use of the library on a regular basis. Ms. Labello, the school’s librarian, is always seeking the newest/best reading materials to meet the needs and satisfy the CMS students’ “hunger” for more and more and more. The books you offer can help enhance our library’s effectiveness. Please consider Central Middle School in Central, LA, for your program.

  289. Katie Benn  •  Nov 4, 2010 @11:42 am

    I nominate George Long Elementary School in Grass Lake, Michigan. Thank you

  290. Cindy  •  Nov 4, 2010 @12:28 pm

    I nominate George Long Elementary, Grass Lake, Michigan. GO Warriors!!

  291. Chris  •  Nov 4, 2010 @12:59 pm

    I nominate Larchmont Public Library in Larchmont, NY who just opened a newly renovated children’s room

  292. A. Loewen  •  Nov 4, 2010 @8:19 pm

    Thank you for organizing this generous giveaway! I wish to nominate IPS School 19, an elementary school that is part of Indianapolis Public Schools in Indianapolis, Indiana. The school is significantly underserved, and its students would benefit enormously from this wonderful giveaway of books.

  293. Deveda Gore  •  Nov 5, 2010 @12:17 am

    I nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Middle School in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

  294. Stephanie Marshall  •  Nov 5, 2010 @8:57 am

    I would love to see school school 19 nominated Indianapolis Public Schools. They are working so hard to improve and they have so very little to work with .
    Carmel,In

  295. faith cohen  •  Nov 5, 2010 @9:11 am

    I would like to see Nora Public Library in INdianapolis, IN!

  296. Kaethe  •  Nov 5, 2010 @12:29 pm

    I’d like to nominate the Orange County Main Library in Hillsborough, NC. This is a great idea, and I’m jotting down all the new-to-me titles for our personal reading list at home. Thanks!

  297. Misty Tobitt  •  Nov 5, 2010 @12:59 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss Middle School in Hendersonville, TN. Being a new school, we need all the reading material we can get.

  298. Sherri Rhodes  •  Nov 5, 2010 @3:03 pm

    We have the oldest library building known to man!!…..

  299. Mrs. M.  •  Nov 5, 2010 @10:10 pm

    Also shared on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1575485184489&id=1156350968&notif_t=wall#!/profile.php?id=1156350968. Please donate these wonderful books to George Long Elementary in Grass Lake, MI–we’d get them into the hands of the kids right away! Thank you!

  300. Laura Bard  •  Nov 7, 2010 @1:32 pm

    I’d like to nominate the Lab/Polaris Expeditionary Learning School in Fort Collins, CO. This fabulous K-12 school (with incredibly hard-working teachers!) has been moved by the school district three times in four years and finally has a permanent home. Now they need to beef up their library!

  301. Laura Bard  •  Nov 7, 2010 @1:44 pm

    I blogged about this site on my Write4Kids blog at http://www.write4kids.com/blog/2010/11/07/interested-in-writing-for-middle-grades-check-this-out/. Go Lab/Polaris ELS in Fort Collins, CO!

  302. Jane Hall  •  Nov 7, 2010 @5:47 pm

    I recommend Carson Elementary in Decatur, TX. Their school would greatly benefit from the additional books.

  303. Jillian Hall  •  Nov 7, 2010 @5:49 pm

    I nominate Carson Elementary in Decatur, TX. They added 5th grade to the school this year and would love to have more books for these students.

  304. Megan Hall  •  Nov 7, 2010 @8:03 pm

    http://carsonelementarylibrary.blogspot.com/2010/11/great-library-giveaway.html

    I blogged about the giveaway on our school library blog.

  305. Gayle Cholewinski  •  Nov 7, 2010 @9:49 pm

    I nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Creek in Hendersonville, TN. This is a new school, and they are in need of great books for their students to read!

  306. Karen Norwood  •  Nov 8, 2010 @10:05 am

    I nominate Central Middle School in Central, Louisiana.

  307. phxbne  •  Nov 8, 2010 @1:06 pm

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Tempe Arizona

  308. Dede Perkins  •  Nov 9, 2010 @6:50 pm

    Baxter Memorial Library in Gorham, Maine has a dedicated staff, lots of elementary and middle school aged patrons and a real shortage of books! Like so many libraries, their budget has been drastically cut over the last # of years. Despite an active “Friends” group and an ongoing “Cents for the Second Century” campaign, the librarians struggle to keep current titles on the shelves…

    Thanks for your consideration!

  309. Julie Atkerson  •  Nov 11, 2010 @11:48 am

    I nominate Knox Doss at Drakes Creek in Hendersonville, TN. We are a new school and need books to fill our library. Our library is a place with a fun atmosphere and is a place that students love to visit. Many students have changed their minds about reading and now enjoy it. We need great books to keep them excited about reading!

  310. Danielle Gerstenberger  •  Nov 11, 2010 @8:04 pm

    I would like to nominate the library at Memphis Elementary School in Memphis, Michigan. My husband and I both grew up in this school and even though we live half an hour away from there now, we transferred our 3 boys there this year and he and I are also working there now. We believe so much in this school and I would love to see these books go to them!

  311. Dianna  •  Nov 13, 2010 @10:50 am

    I nominate Meridian Library District in Meridian, Idaho. They never have enough children’s books and I’d love to see them get a little extra help. When I go in with my kids it’s almost depressing to see the lack of children’s books—only a few shelves. I’d love to see better for them and for all of the other kids in our community.

  312. M. Myers  •  Nov 13, 2010 @5:39 pm

    I nominate the Bexley Public Library in Bexley, Ohio. I love my library.

  313. Tim  •  Nov 15, 2010 @11:24 pm

    I nominate Teller Elementary in Denver Colorado. Over the past ten years, the librarian (Ms. B!), has built up an incredible library from almost nothing. Please help her efforts and enrich a child’s life.

  314. Marilyn Myerd  •  Nov 16, 2010 @8:10 am

    Please nominate the Bexley Public Library in Bexley, Ohio.

  315. Mary Horton  •  Nov 16, 2010 @9:52 am

    I also would like to join the others who have nominated Indianapolis Public School #19. I have volunteered with several of the teachers and have great respect for them and the entire staff. The library is in great need of books for the middle grades.

    Thanks for doing this!

  316. Pat Zietlow Miller  •  Nov 16, 2010 @11:34 am

    I would like to nominate the St. James Catholic School library in Madison, Wis. The library is small and struggling, but very committed to putting books in the hands of its Pre-K through eighth-grade students, who come from a wide variety of backgrounds.

    Thank you!

  317. Mark Miller  •  Nov 16, 2010 @11:41 am

    I, too, would like to nominate St. James Catholic School library in Madison, Wis. The school has 180 students in K-8 and is easily the most diverse private school in Dane County and one of the most diverse in the entire state. Students come from a wide variety of economic backgrounds.

  318. Hannah  •  Nov 16, 2010 @12:09 pm

    I nominate Village Leadership Academy. They don’t have a library yet and are working to create one for their elementary school. It is located in Chicago. The school library project is being headed up by a young teacher from Teach For America, and their goal is to create a library steeped heavily in diverse titles, social studies books, and topics of social justice.

  319. Pat Zietlow Miller  •  Nov 16, 2010 @12:18 pm

    I tweeted about this contest for another entry for St. James School in Madison, Wis. http://twitter.com/PatZMiller

  320. Becky Jo Scully  •  Nov 16, 2010 @12:27 pm

    I would like to nominate St. James School in Madison, WI.

  321. Laura  •  Nov 16, 2010 @1:17 pm

    I nominate St. James School Library in Madison, Wisconsin.

  322. Bill Shepard  •  Nov 16, 2010 @1:21 pm

    I’m a big fan of St. James Catholic School in Madison, Wis., so I’m nominating the St. James school library, too!

  323. Donna Mulder  •  Nov 16, 2010 @1:24 pm

    I nominate St. James School Library in Madison, Wisconsin.

  324. LuEllen Childers  •  Nov 16, 2010 @1:39 pm

    I nominate St. James School Library in Madison, WI.

  325. Pat Zietlow Miller  •  Nov 16, 2010 @1:42 pm

    I also posted this on Facebook for St. James School is Madison, Wis.

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1273279306

  326. Dominic Sardina  •  Nov 16, 2010 @1:42 pm

    I nominate St. James School in Madison, Wis.

  327. Kate  •  Nov 16, 2010 @1:43 pm

    I nominate St. James School Library in Madison, Wisconsin.

  328. Bridget Magee  •  Nov 16, 2010 @1:44 pm

    I nominate Saint James School in Madison, WI.

  329. Thomas Zietlow  •  Nov 16, 2010 @2:18 pm

    I nominate St. James School Library in Madison, Wisconsin.

  330. Joyce Reichert  •  Nov 16, 2010 @2:20 pm

    I nominate Celebration Lutheran School
    3100 E Evergreen Dr
    Appleton, WI 54913-9206

  331. Amy Terpening  •  Nov 16, 2010 @2:42 pm

    I nominate St James School Library in Madison, WI

  332. Gwen Miller  •  Nov 16, 2010 @2:44 pm

    I attend St. James School in Madison. I hope our library gets these books!

  333. Renee Moe Salus  •  Nov 16, 2010 @2:45 pm

    I nominate the St. James School Library in Madison, Wisconsin. They could really use these books!

  334. Paul Synnes  •  Nov 16, 2010 @2:57 pm

    I nominate the St. James School Library in Madison, Wisconsin.

  335. Roxie Kriesel  •  Nov 16, 2010 @3:18 pm

    I nominate the St. James School Library in Madison, Wisconsin.

  336. Vicky McNally  •  Nov 16, 2010 @3:37 pm

    I nominate the St. James School Library in Madison, Wisconsin.

  337. Jessica Vitalis  •  Nov 16, 2010 @3:38 pm

    I nominate St. James School Library in Madison, Wisconsin.

    http://jessicavitalis.com Stop Pinching Your Sister!

  338. Jennifer Bridgman  •  Nov 16, 2010 @3:40 pm

    I nominate St. James School Library (Madison, Wisconsin).

  339. Molly Rose Teuke  •  Nov 16, 2010 @4:05 pm

    I nominate the St. James School Library in Madison, Wisconsin!

  340. Dianna  •  Nov 16, 2010 @4:24 pm

    I nominate St. James School in Madison, Wisconsin. They could really use the books.

  341. Jean Hornig Zietlow  •  Nov 16, 2010 @4:29 pm

    I nominate the St James School Library in Madison, Wiconsin where my terrific grandaughters attend school and love to read.

  342. Ellen  •  Nov 16, 2010 @4:38 pm

    I nominate St. James School Library in Madison, Wisconsin.

  343. Lisa Marquardt  •  Nov 16, 2010 @5:53 pm

    I nominate the St. James School Library in Madison, Wisconsin. I know they could really use the books.

  344. Lynn Miller  •  Nov 16, 2010 @6:39 pm

    I nominate the St James School library in Madison, WI. We have two grand daughters there that are avid readers.

  345. Peg Miller  •  Nov 16, 2010 @7:40 pm

    I nominate St. James School Library in Madison, Wisconsin.

  346. Vicki Blum  •  Nov 16, 2010 @9:21 pm

    I nominate St. James School Library in Madison, Wisconsin. My son is in kindergarten there. They have a wonderful school and could really use the books.

  347. Christine Punzel  •  Nov 16, 2010 @10:31 pm

    I nominate the St. James School Library in Madison, Wisconsin. They deserve and really need the books. Thank you for your consideration!

  348. Pam Wells  •  Nov 17, 2010 @5:40 am

    I nominate St. James School in Madison, WI

  349. Mary Wichern  •  Nov 17, 2010 @6:49 am

    I would like to nominate the St. James Catholic School library in Madison, Wis.

  350. PragmaticMom  •  Nov 17, 2010 @6:55 am

    I would like to nominate Peirce Elementary School (grades K-5) in Newton, MA.

  351. Karen  •  Nov 17, 2010 @6:59 am

    Thanks for your great book recommendations and for this excellent contest. I nominate the Forbes Public Library, Northampton, MA. It’s hour home away from home & I have a middleschooler now!

  352. Barb Hopkins  •  Nov 17, 2010 @6:59 am

    I would like to nominate Mattoon Middle School in Mattoon, IL.

  353. Lorelei McEntee  •  Nov 17, 2010 @7:00 am

    I would like to nominate the Joseph H Martin Middle School in East Taunton Mass

  354. Laura Tiller  •  Nov 17, 2010 @7:03 am

    I nominate St. James School in Madison Wisconsin

  355. Lori Hietpas  •  Nov 17, 2010 @8:45 am

    I nominate St. John’s School, Little Chute, WI 54140

  356. Jill  •  Nov 17, 2010 @9:39 am

    I would like to nominate Saint James school in Madison Wisconsin. I am also reminded of what a great book From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is, so I think I will go to the library and find it to read again. Thanks for the cue from your web page name, and thanks for the Giveaway!

  357. Michelle TeStrake  •  Nov 17, 2010 @11:15 am

    I would like to nominate St. James School in Madison, Wisconsin.

  358. Hannah  •  Nov 17, 2010 @2:46 pm

    Here’s my facebook link for Village Leadership Academy in Chicago. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=10121412

  359. Raj Gunaratnam  •  Nov 17, 2010 @8:41 pm

    I nominate St. James School Library in Madison, Wisconsin.

  360. Kelley Lindberg  •  Nov 18, 2010 @2:11 pm

    Whichever library receives this collection will be so fortunate, and I know just about every school library out there could use it. What a wonderful idea! I would like to nominate my son’s small charter school, North Davis Preparatory Academy, in Layton, Utah. Thank you so much!

  361. Denise Zost  •  Nov 18, 2010 @2:54 pm

    I would like to nominate my charter school, North Davis Preparatory Academy in Layton, Utah. These titles would be great additions to our small collection. This is a fantastic idea! Thank you so much!

  362. Pat Lessie  •  Nov 18, 2010 @6:50 pm

    I would like to nominate St James School Library in Madison, Wisconsin. This little library would make good use of the giveaway books.

  363. Julie Larson  •  Nov 19, 2010 @8:52 am

    This is a great idea! I would like to nominate Ralya Elementary School library in Haslett, Michigan 48840.

  364. Faye Clow  •  Nov 19, 2010 @9:08 am

    I nominate St. James School Library in Madison, Wisconsin.

  365. Anne Marie  •  Nov 19, 2010 @12:45 pm

    I want to nominate the Aurora Public Library in Aurora, CO. They have a great kid’s section, but it can always be better. :D

  366. Kris  •  Nov 20, 2010 @5:23 am

    What a great response you’re getting! I’d like to nominate the Reuben Hoar Library (our public library) in Littleton, MA 01460. Our library staff is exemplary and we are working on raising funds for a new wing.

  367. Kris  •  Nov 20, 2010 @5:28 am

    I’m not sure how to add the specific tweet–but I tweeted this on 11/20/10 — http://twitter.com/#!/KristineAsselin

  368. Kris  •  Nov 20, 2010 @5:34 am
  369. Kymberlee  •  Nov 20, 2010 @9:40 am

    I nominate our fabulous Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton, MA. THANK YOU for enriching children’s lives. Kudos.

  370. Penny McCabe  •  Nov 20, 2010 @1:08 pm

    I recommend the Reuben Hoar Library in Littleton Ma! What a great idea.

  371. Jan  •  Nov 20, 2010 @3:39 pm

    I would like to nominate the Joseph Palmer Library in Elsberry, MO. They are a library in a relatively low income area that survives solely on private donations. They receive no public funding in a county that does not have a publicly funded library.

  372. Anna  •  Nov 20, 2010 @9:30 pm

    I would like to nominate the Jefferson County Libraries in Missouri. Thanks for helping out any library! Hooray for the free dissemination of information!

  373. Anna  •  Nov 20, 2010 @9:33 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fromthemixedupfiles.com%2F2010%2F10%2Fthe-great-library-giveaway%2F%3Fsms_ss%3Dfacebook%26at_xt%3D4ce8910748dd59e7%252C0&h=0b4a1

    And for facebook share, I nominate St. Louis County libraries in Missouri where I grew up. Before the internet this was where we went to do research papers for school and check out sci fi books!

  374. Kristin Casucci  •  Nov 21, 2010 @9:41 pm

    I nominate St. James school in madison, WI

  375. Susan Manzke  •  Nov 22, 2010 @5:44 pm

    I nominate the Muehl Public Library of Seymour, Wisconsin.
    It is one of my favorite places in the world.
    Thanks Elizabeth for being the greatest director ever.

  376. Juli Caveny  •  Nov 23, 2010 @7:07 am

    I nominate the Mt. Olive Public School Library where I teach in Mt. Olive, Illinois. This library is currently operating on low funds, 1/2 time librarian (as if that can work!) and limited resources. I would love to help my school and the middle school readers out by telling them that they will have NEW books to choose from at the library! Please, oh mighty random generator!, please pick me!

  377. Fiona Stevenson  •  Nov 23, 2010 @7:36 pm

    I would like to just draw attention to the fantastic Thoreau School Library, which is staffed by Ms. Karen Pettyjohn, the single best source of empathetic and wise counsel on children’s literature for children of all ages. She and her assistant, Kathy Collins, have made this library the heart of the school, offering endless support to the Thoreau community and carefully choosing a collection, despite budget limitations, that is deeply satisfying and invigorating. Bravo!

  378. Dede Perkins  •  Nov 24, 2010 @6:56 am

    Another nomination for Baxter Memorial Library in Gorham, Maine! Love that place…
    Thank you!

  379. Azure Fudge Hart  •  Nov 25, 2010 @6:53 pm

    I nominate St. James School in Madison, Wisconsin. We are so blessed to have such an educational jewel.

  380. Chris Iglar  •  Nov 30, 2010 @4:35 pm

    Hello … My two daughters attend St. James School in Madison, Wis. It’s a beautiful school with wonderful people. I nominate St. James. Thank you.

  381. Danny Brown  •  Dec 1, 2010 @2:24 pm

    I NOMINATE THE KNOX DOSS MIDDLE SCHOOL @ DRAKES CREEK LIBRARY IN
    HENDERSONVILLE, TENNESSEE. A LITTLE BIT OF HELP WILL GO A LONG WAY!!!!