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    July 11, 2014: Apply for a Thurber House residency!

    Thurber House has a Children’s Writer-in-Residence program for middle-grade authors each year and  guidelines and application form for the 2015 residency were just released.

    This unique residency has been in existence since 2001, offering  an opportunity for authors to have time to work on their writing in a fully furnished apartment, in the historic boyhood home of author and humorist, James Thurber. Deadline is October 31, 2014. For details, go to READ MORE

    July 10, 2014:

    Spread MG books in unexpected places 7/19
    Drop a copy of your own book or of another middle-grade favorite in a public place on July 19 -- and some lucky reader will stumble upon it.
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June 16, 2014:
Fizz, Boom, Read: Summer reading 2014

Hundreds of public libraries across the U.S. are celebrating reading this summer with  the theme Fizz, Boom, Read! Find out more about this year's collaborative summer reading program and check out suggested booklists and activities. Read more ...
 

April 30, 2014:
Join the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and help change the world

The conversation on diversity in children's books has grown beyond book creators and gate keepers to readers and book buyers. What can you do? Take part in the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign May 1 though 3 on Tumblr and Twitter and in whatever creative ways you can help spread the word to take action. Read more ….

April 11, 2014:
Fall 2014 Children's Sneak Peek
A peek at forthcoming middle grade books (as well as picture books and YA books) in a round-up from Publisher's Weekly. First printed in the February 22 issue, but now available online. Time to add to your to-read list. Read more ...

April 9, 2014:
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You could make a traditional list of all the Newbery Medal Award-winning Children's Books you've read, but there's something so satisfying when you check them off and get a final tally on this BuzzFeed quiz. Read more ...

March 28, 2014:
Middle Grade fiction is hot at 2014 Bologna Children's Book Fair

For the second year in a row, publishers are clamoring for middle-grade, reporters Publishers Weekly. "I’ve been coming [to Bologna] for 12 to 15 years, and I’ve never had as many European publishers asking for middle-grade," said Steven Chudney of the Chudney Agency. Read more ...

February 14, 2014:
Cybils Awards announced
Ultra by David Carroll (Scholastic Canada) wins the Cybil for middle grade fiction; Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud (Disney Hyperion) wins for Speculative Fiction. Read more.

January 27, 2014: And the Newbery Medal goes to ...
Kate DiCamillo won the Newbery Medal for "Flora & Ulysses"; Rita Williams-Garcia won the Coretta Scott King Author award for "P.S. Be Eleven." Newbery Honor awards to authors Vince Vawter, Amy Timberlake, Kevin Henkes and Holly Black. For all the exciting ALA Youth Media Award News ... READ MORE

November 12, 2013:
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November 9, 2013:
Publishers Weekly Top Children's Books of 2013

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October 14, 2013:
Middle Shelf: Cool Reads for Kids debuts January 2014

Shelf Media Group, publisher of Shelf Unbound indie book review magazine, will launch a new free digital-only publication for middle-grade readers. The debut issue features interviews with such notable authors as Margaret Peterson Haddix and Chris Grabenstein as well as reviews, excerpts, and more. Middle Shelf will be published bi-monthly beginning in January 2014.
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September 19, 2013: Writer-in-Residence program at Thurber House

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September 18, 2013: Vermont College of Fine Arts Scholarship opportunity

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September 16, 2013:
National Book Awards longlist for youth literature

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August 21, 2013:
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Middle grade categories are fiction, speculative fiction, nonfiction. Applications due August 31! Read more ...

August 19, 2013:
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August 6, 2013:
NPR's 100 Must-Reads for Kids
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July 2, 2013:
Penguin & Random House Merger

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  • The Great Library Giveaway of 2012

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    UPDATE: The nomination period has now closed. We’ve disabled comments here, but please be watching for the opening of our voting period on Saturday, October 20th!

    It’s back, and it’s better than ever!

    Two years ago, we hosted our first Great Library Giveaway.  Seventy middle-grade titles were donated by our blog members as well as other middle-grade authors, publishers, and you, our readers.  We sent the entire collection to the school library at Old Orchard Elementary in Valencia, California.

    Copyright 2009, Frederik Questier and Yanna Van Wesemael, licensed under Creative Commons.

    This year, our members have donated a new stack of middle-grade titles to give to another school or local public or private library.  And we are hoping you will help us find a worthy recipient by nominating a library today.

    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 six additional entries for either the same library or a different one by tweeting/blogging/facebooking this giveaway, liking our Facebook page, following us on Twitter, or following our Tumblr blog.  For additional entries to count, each must be in a separate comment with the link to your shout out if applicable and the name of the library you are nominating listed.  Nominations will only be accepted in the comments of this post, so please do not nominate elsewhere on our blog.

    Also, please keep in mind that the library you nominate must serve our target audience of 8-12-year-olds in order to be eligible.   We can only ship to US and Canadian libraries.  See our Great Library Giveaway FAQ for the official rules.

    Copyright 2012, Washington & Jefferson College, licensed under Creative Commons.

    The nomination period ends October 16, 2012 at 11:59pm Pacific.  On Saturday, October 20, 2012 we will announce three finalists chosen by our random generator, and we will ask our readers to vote on which library should receive our middle-grade collection.  So please come back in October to cast your vote for the winning library. Voting ends Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

    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.  Though it’s already a large selection, our goal this year is to have 100 books in the collection, and we’ll need your help to do it.  If you would like to donate a title,  please read our Great Library Giveaway Donations page for more information.

    Please join us in support of libraries.  Nominate yours today.  And don’t forget to come back in October to cast your vote for the winning library.  Thank you for supporting From the Mixed-Up Files and the Great Library Giveaway!

    196 Comments

    190 Comments

    1. YvonneJ  •  Sep 18, 2012 @7:24 am

      I’d like to nominate the Pittsylvania County Public Library – Brosville/Cascade Branch in Danville, Virginia.

    2. YvonneJ  •  Sep 18, 2012 @7:25 am

      I follow on FaceBook.

    3. YvonneJ  •  Sep 18, 2012 @7:27 am
    4. YvonneJ  •  Sep 18, 2012 @7:29 am

      I follow Mixedupfiles on Twitter as @navywyfe

    5. YvonneJ  •  Sep 18, 2012 @7:30 am
    6. YvonneJ  •  Sep 18, 2012 @7:33 am

      I follow on Tumblr

    7. YvonneJ  •  Sep 18, 2012 @7:39 am

      For good measure, I pinned on Pinterest – http://pinterest.com/pin/114560384242476661/

    8. YvonneJ  •  Sep 18, 2012 @7:50 am

      I learned how to add blog on Tumblr – http://www.tumblr.com/blog/navywyfe

    9. Heather  •  Sep 18, 2012 @9:09 am

      I would like to nominate Glen Lake Elementary/Middle School, Maple City/Burdickville Michigan.

    10. Kim  •  Sep 18, 2012 @9:45 am

      I’d like to nominate Waterford Township Public Library, in Waterford, MI.

    11. Rose  •  Sep 18, 2012 @10:04 am

      I’d like to nominate the Madison Public Library in Rexburg, Idaho!

    12. Amy  •  Sep 18, 2012 @10:26 am

      Here’s a nomination for Harbin Memorial Library in Greenville, KY.

      Thanks so much!

    13. Heather Hawke  •  Sep 18, 2012 @11:04 am

      I nominate the Sonoma County Library, CA where my puppers might listen to those books being read aloud (Paws for Reading).

    14. Heather Hawke  •  Sep 18, 2012 @11:04 am
    15. Heather Hawke  •  Sep 18, 2012 @11:05 am

      Already follow on twitter.

      For Sonoma Co. Library, CA

    16. Sherri Bolen  •  Sep 18, 2012 @11:28 am

      I’d like to nominate the Holy Cross Elementary School Library! Thanks!

      Michele Weber Hurwitz Reply:

      @Sherri Bolen, That’s in Champaign, IL by the way!

    17. Hillary Homzie  •  Sep 18, 2012 @11:40 am

      Hi Everyone,
      Keep those nominations flowing!

    18. Laurie Fowler  •  Sep 18, 2012 @1:34 pm

      I would like to nominate University Place Middle School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Their library was destroyed by the April 27, 2011, tornado.

    19. Laurie Fowler  •  Sep 18, 2012 @1:36 pm

      I have followed on Twitter.

    20. Laurie Fowler  •  Sep 18, 2012 @1:36 pm

      I have signed up for RSS feed on Tumblr.

    21. D.Lee Sebree  •  Sep 18, 2012 @2:20 pm

      I nominate: Yuma Lutheran School in Yuma, Arizona. Our awesome VOLUNTEER librarian deserves it!

    22. L  •  Sep 18, 2012 @4:43 pm

      I nominate: Denver Public Library–Central

    23. L  •  Sep 18, 2012 @4:44 pm

      I follow you (@omphaloskepsisL) and re-tweeted (for Denver Public Library–Central) https://twitter.com/MixedUpFiles/status/247973338339766272

    24. L  •  Sep 18, 2012 @4:45 pm

      I follow you on facebook (Leslie Darnell) and shared you on my timeline [for Denver Public Library-Central]

    25. L  •  Sep 18, 2012 @4:46 pm

      my tumblr follows you (omphaloskepsis-l) and I will reblog [for Denver Public Library--Central].

    26. Cheryl R  •  Sep 18, 2012 @4:46 pm

      I nominate the Woodlawn Elementary School Library in Portland, OR. Terrific librarian there and terrific students!

    27. Susie Feldman  •  Sep 18, 2012 @6:23 pm

      McCall Elementary is located in Waukegan, Illinois.
      Due to economic need, 100% of our students receive breakfast and lunch for free.
      There is a huge love of books and a huge need for them in our school!

      Michele Weber Hurwitz Reply:

      @Susie Feldman, I did an author visit at this school. The kids were amazing! This would be such a worthwhile recipient of the book donation.

    28. J Moraski  •  Sep 18, 2012 @7:12 pm

      I would like to send these to the Glen Springs Elementary School in Gainesville, FL. I may split the books with Kids Count afterschool program in G’ville as well–they help tutor at-risk youth in my town. I follow on twitter, and retweeted the info @JMoraski, and posted on facebook.

      This is very generous of you!!!

    29. J Moraski  •  Sep 18, 2012 @7:15 pm

      and I shared it on the Florida SCBWI facebook group page as well.

    30. Moira Swiatkowski  •  Sep 18, 2012 @8:04 pm

      I would like to nominate Nathaniel H. Wixon School in Dennis, MA. They got a librarian back this year. Let’s shower her in books.

    31. Laurie Beth Schneider  •  Sep 19, 2012 @12:00 am

      After reading some of these nominations I wish we had a thousand books to donate! It’s great to hear how important books and libraries and librarians are to kids at this age.

    32. Sheela Chari  •  Sep 19, 2012 @8:56 am

      Hurray! Want to hear about more libraries!! I love this giveaway!

    33. Heather  •  Sep 19, 2012 @1:20 pm

      I would like to nominate Dater Montessori in Cincinnati, OH. I am enjoying reading all the nominations! So many great schools and libraries!

    34. Dianna Winget  •  Sep 19, 2012 @8:47 pm

      I’d like to nominate the East Bonner County Library here in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho.

    35. Cathe Olson  •  Sep 19, 2012 @9:03 pm

      I nominate Nipomo Elementary School in Nipomo, CA. The district provides absolutely NO funds for new materials and these kids need new books desperately.

    36. Cathe Olson  •  Sep 19, 2012 @9:04 pm

      I am a Facebook follower.

    37. Cathe Olson  •  Sep 19, 2012 @9:05 pm

      I am a twitter follower.

    38. Michelle c  •  Sep 19, 2012 @9:42 pm

      I nominate Thomas school library in Bedford county Tn.

    39. Barbara Winningham  •  Sep 20, 2012 @7:53 am

      I nominate Livingston Academy High School in Livingston, TN

    40. Cristol Kapp  •  Sep 21, 2012 @6:10 am

      Hardy Elementary School in Chattanooga, TN.

    41. Margaret  •  Sep 21, 2012 @5:10 pm

      I’d like to nominate North Hill Elementary School in Rochester Hills, Michigan! Go Owls!!!

    42. Margaret  •  Sep 21, 2012 @5:11 pm

      I follow the Mixed Up Files on twitter!

    43. Margaret  •  Sep 21, 2012 @5:14 pm

      I’m a tumblir follower!

    44. Margaret  •  Sep 21, 2012 @5:15 pm

      I’m a facebook follower!

    45. Margaret  •  Sep 21, 2012 @5:25 pm
    46. Sheila K Smith  •  Sep 21, 2012 @6:09 pm

      l would like to nominate North Hill Elementary in Rochester Hills, MI!

    47. Sheila K Smith  •  Sep 21, 2012 @6:17 pm

      nominate North Hill Elementary in Rochester Hills, MI!
      follow on Twitter

    48. Sheila K Smith  •  Sep 21, 2012 @6:18 pm

      nominate North Hill Elementary in Rochester Hills, MI!
      Follow on Tublr

      Sheila K Smith Reply:

      @Sheila K Smith, Rather Tumblr

    49. Sheila K Smith  •  Sep 21, 2012 @6:19 pm

      nominate North Hill Elementary in Rochester Hills, MI!
      Liked Facebook page

    50. Sheila K Smith  •  Sep 21, 2012 @6:21 pm

      nominate North Hill Elementary in Rochester Hills, MI!
      Shared on Facebook

    51. Lisa Rogers  •  Sep 21, 2012 @8:00 pm

      I’d like to nominate my school’s partner school, the Edward Everett Elementary School in Dorchester, MA. Our school, Hardy Elementary in Wellesley, MA, has been partnering with Everett around literacy.

    52. Kathryn  •  Sep 21, 2012 @8:28 pm

      I’d like to nominate North Hill Elementary in Rochester Hills, MI!

    53. Shannon  •  Sep 22, 2012 @10:00 am

      I’d like to nominate Beardstown Middle School in Beardstown, IL. We’re a semi-rural school in west central Illinois with a high ELL and migrant population. (BMS’s library is shared with the high school but Gard Elementary’s library is right next door!)

    54. Jennifer Hansen  •  Sep 23, 2012 @1:02 pm

      I’d like to nominate Finch Elementary in Spokane, Washington. We are a K-6 elementary.

    55. Andrea Benvenuto  •  Sep 23, 2012 @4:01 pm

      I nominate Community Academy of Philadelphia charter school.

    56. Andrea Benvenuto  •  Sep 23, 2012 @4:02 pm

      Following @MixedUpFiles on Twitter (for Community Academy of Philadelphia nomination)

    57. Andrea Benvenuto  •  Sep 23, 2012 @4:02 pm

      Also retweeted the contest! https://twitter.com/exlibrisandrea/status/249975884403048448 (for Community Academy of Philadelphia nomination)

    58. Marsha  •  Sep 23, 2012 @4:05 pm

      I would like to nominate the St Helens public library, in Saint Helens Oregon.

    59. Jen Petrotta  •  Sep 24, 2012 @12:50 pm

      I liked you on facebook! I nominate North Hill Elementary in Rochester, Michigan!

    60. Suzanne  •  Sep 24, 2012 @3:00 pm

      I nominate NORTH HILL ELEMENTARY in Rochester, Michigan!

    61. Kathy Noble Murphy  •  Sep 24, 2012 @6:17 pm

      I would like to nominate North Hill Elementary School in Rochester Mi.

    62. Lee Mandel  •  Sep 25, 2012 @4:41 am

      I’d like to nominate the Dawnwood Middle School Library in Centereach, NY. They’re fantastic, and encourage young people to separate from the tribulations of being in middle school long enough to get lost in a good book!

    63. PragmaticMom  •  Sep 26, 2012 @6:39 am

      I’d like to nominate Day Middle School.

    64. PragmaticMom  •  Sep 26, 2012 @6:41 am
    65. PragmaticMom  •  Sep 26, 2012 @6:42 am

      I Facebooked on PragmaticMom.

    66. Joy Olaes Surprenant  •  Sep 26, 2012 @6:59 am

      I nominate the Faneuil Library in Brighton, MA

    67. Aaron Vaught  •  Sep 28, 2012 @9:43 am

      I would like to nominate North Hill Elementary in Rochester Hills, MI!

    68. Ann Ehlert  •  Sep 28, 2012 @10:47 am

      l would like to nominate North Hill Elementary in Rochester Hills, MI!

    69. ThomJ  •  Sep 29, 2012 @10:33 am

      I would like to nominate the Pittsylvania County Public Library – Brosville/Cascade Branch in Danville, Virginia.

    70. Rebecca D.  •  Sep 30, 2012 @1:10 am

      I would like to nominate Eagleton Elementary School in Maryville, TN.

    71. PragmaticMom  •  Sep 30, 2012 @7:33 pm

      I want to nominate Day Middle School in Newton.

    72. Melissa H  •  Oct 1, 2012 @2:04 pm

      I would like to nominate North Hill Elementary Rochester, MI

    73. Sandi Herbert  •  Oct 2, 2012 @3:21 pm

      I nominate Neal Dow Elementary in Chico, California

    74. Dana Schreiner  •  Oct 2, 2012 @6:29 pm

      I nominate Garden City Elementary in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Garden City’s library is in need of new materials plus with a student population of high needs (80% free and reduced lunch, 30% English Language Learners) and a school targeted as a “focus” school in Minnesota, increased and interesting reading is in high demand.

    75. Heather A  •  Oct 2, 2012 @9:00 pm

      I would like to nominate Gateway Prepatory College school in Georgetown, Texas. It is a new charter school with no where near enough books for their students. I am in the process of trying to raise money or get donated books for the school and would love to be able to surprise them with this!

      teresa Reply:

      @Heather A, i in full support of gateway! More books would be a blessing.

      Heather A Reply:

      @teresa, Thank you!! We truly need them and this is an AMAZING school.

    76. Kim M  •  Oct 2, 2012 @9:15 pm

      I would like to nominate Gateway College Prep School in Georgetown, Texas. Gateway is a K-12 school under the Orenda Charter School District. http://www.gatewaycps.org

    77. Eva Leeper  •  Oct 2, 2012 @9:15 pm

      Nominating the Exemplary rated Gateway College Prep in Georgetown, Texas.
      http://www.gatewaycps.org/

      Williamson County’s first Charter School.

      Very meager amount of books to choose from in this new Charter School.

      This school is one to watch and is growing leaps and bounds every day.

      Go Gators!

    78. Charity  •  Oct 2, 2012 @9:16 pm

      I nominate Gateway College Prep School in Georgetown, TX

    79. Catherine Regan  •  Oct 2, 2012 @9:24 pm

      Gateway College Prepatory in Georgetown, TX. As an avid reader, I would LOVE for my kids to have great books at their disposal!

    80. Marion  •  Oct 2, 2012 @9:29 pm

      I nominate Gateway College Prep School in Georgetown, TX

    81. Shelly  •  Oct 2, 2012 @9:32 pm

      I nominate Gateway College Prep in Georgetown, Texas. It’s a new charter school filled with avid readers who would really use and love more books.

    82. Kathryn  •  Oct 2, 2012 @9:38 pm

      I would like to nominate Gateway College Prep School in Georgetown, Texas. Gateway is a K-12 school under the Orenda Charter School District. http://www.gatewaycps.org

    83. Greg  •  Oct 2, 2012 @9:43 pm

      I would like to nominate the Winters Community Library.
      708 Railroad Ave.
      Winters, CA 95694
      530-795-4955
      WintersLibrary@yolocounty.org

    84. Kellie Craft  •  Oct 2, 2012 @9:52 pm

      I would like to nominate Gateway College Prep school in Georgetown, Texas. It’s a new, K-12, charter school with no where near enough books for their students.
      http://www.gatewaycps.org

    85. Norma Moreno  •  Oct 2, 2012 @10:03 pm

      I nominate Gateway Cps Georgetown Texas first charter school k-12. http://WWW.gatewaycps.or

    86. Tracy Bailey  •  Oct 2, 2012 @10:07 pm

      I nominate Gateway College Prep, Georgetown TX

    87. Lauren Brown  •  Oct 2, 2012 @10:17 pm

      I nominate Gateway College Prep in Georgetown, Texas. It is a new charter school serving students K-12. With the disparity in funding from a public school Gateway would benefit so much from new books.

      Go Gators!

    88. Jennifer Seard  •  Oct 2, 2012 @10:29 pm

      I nominate Gateway College Prep in Georgetown, Texas. It is a new charter school serving students K-12. Books needed for growing school!
      http://www.gatewaycps.org

    89. Diane  •  Oct 3, 2012 @5:54 am

      I nominate Gateway College Prep in Georgetown, Texas. We are a new charter school serving K-12. New books for our library would be so greatly appreciated!!

    90. Jacqui Ainsworth  •  Oct 3, 2012 @6:54 am

      I nominate Gateway College Prep in Georgetown, Texas. It’s a great school but could definitely use more books!

    91. Christina L  •  Oct 3, 2012 @7:24 am

      I would like to nominate Gateway College Prep School, Georgetown, TX.

    92. Birgit Peterson  •  Oct 3, 2012 @7:42 am

      Nominating new charter school Gateway College Prepatory in Georgetown, TX.
      Awesome new school in need of more library books.

      http://www.gatewaycps.org

    93. Dan Peterson  •  Oct 3, 2012 @7:46 am

      Nominating Gateway College Prepatory in Georgetown, Texas (serving grades K-12)

      http://www.gatewaycps.org

    94. Kathryn  •  Oct 3, 2012 @7:47 am

      I would like to nominate Gateway College Prep School in Georgetown, TX. It’s a new charter school that serves K – 12 and is need of books for their students.

    95. Carrol  •  Oct 3, 2012 @7:56 am

      I nominate Gateway College Prep in Georgetown, Texas. It is a new charter school serving students K-12. With the disparity in funding from a public school Gateway would benefit so much from new books.

    96. Dustin  •  Oct 3, 2012 @8:46 am

      Go gators :)

    97. netta  •  Oct 3, 2012 @9:09 am

      I nominate Gateway College Prep in Georgetown, Texas.

    98. Katie Seiss  •  Oct 3, 2012 @9:19 am

      I want to nominate Gateway College prep school in Georgetown,TX as well!!

    99. DeEtte Anderson  •  Oct 3, 2012 @11:11 am

      I would like to nominate Gateway College Prep School as well! Our library desperately needs more books! :)

    100. Kathy Noble Murphy  •  Oct 3, 2012 @11:15 am

      I nominate North Hill Elementary – and follow on twitter.

    101. Kathy Noble Murphy  •  Oct 3, 2012 @11:16 am

      North Hill Elementary – I liked on FB

    102. Stephanie Ybarra  •  Oct 3, 2012 @11:37 am

      I nominate Gateway College Prep School in Georgetown, TX. It would be so great for our kids!

    103. Lisa Jost  •  Oct 3, 2012 @1:30 pm

      I nominate Gateway College Prep in Georgetown, TX. It’s a K-12 nonprofit charter school that is doing amazing things to prepare our kids for the future!

    104. Lisa Jost  •  Oct 3, 2012 @1:32 pm

      I liked the Facebook page.

    105. Lisa Jost  •  Oct 3, 2012 @1:35 pm
    106. Luis Moreira  •  Oct 3, 2012 @2:22 pm

      I nominate Gateway College Prep in Georgetown, Texas, a new charter school that would greatly benefit of an expanded book selection in their library.

    107. Pam King-Wachholz  •  Oct 3, 2012 @3:21 pm

      I nominate Gateway College Prep in Georgetown, Texas.

    108. Nikki Harmon  •  Oct 3, 2012 @4:18 pm

      I nominate Gateway College Prep in Georgetown, Texas, a new charter school that would greatly benefit of an expanded book selection in their library.

      Vote Gateway!!!

    109. Lisa Dove  •  Oct 3, 2012 @5:05 pm

      I would like to nominate Gateway College Prep in Georgetown, Texas. Thanks!!

    110. Kathy Ellison  •  Oct 3, 2012 @5:05 pm

      I would like to nominate Sakai Intermediate School, serving the fabulous 5th and 6th grade students of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Our island is located in the center of the Puget Sound. We love books!

    111. Corri Alamein  •  Oct 3, 2012 @9:38 pm

      I would lke to nominate Gateway College Prep in Georgetown Texas.

    112. Michelle Barrett  •  Oct 3, 2012 @11:03 pm

      Nominate Gateway College Prep, Georgetown, Texas

    113. Jeanette  •  Oct 4, 2012 @8:31 am

      I would like to nominate Gateway College Prep School, Georgetown, TX.

    114. Katrina  •  Oct 4, 2012 @9:53 am

      I would like to nominate Gateway College Prep School in Georgetown, Texas. Gateway is a K-12 school under the Orenda Charter School District. http://www.gatewaycps.org

    115. Robin  •  Oct 4, 2012 @11:57 am

      I would like to nominate Gateway College Preparatory School in Georgetown, Texas. This charter school has over 800 students in grades K-12.

    116. The Brain Lair  •  Oct 4, 2012 @7:28 pm

      I nominate Discovery Middle School! Middle (Grades) is our Middle name!

    117. The Brain Lair  •  Oct 4, 2012 @7:29 pm

      I liked you on FB https://www.facebook.com/brainlair – Go Discovery Middle School!

    118. The Brain Lair  •  Oct 4, 2012 @7:31 pm

      I followed you on Twitter! @thebrainlair

      The Brain Lair Reply:

      @The Brain Lair, this is for Discovery Middle school

    119. The Brain Lair  •  Oct 4, 2012 @7:36 pm

      Following your tumblr! brainlies Discovery Middle School gets my nom!

    120. Marna Napoleon  •  Oct 5, 2012 @9:36 am

      I would like to nominate Ashe County Public Library in West Jefferson, NC

    121. Amy Jones  •  Oct 5, 2012 @9:42 am

      I would like to nominate Ashe County Public Library, West Jefferson NC.

    122. Dianne Rosen  •  Oct 6, 2012 @8:32 am

      I would like to nominate Sunrise Park Elementary, Boca Raton, Fl.

    123. Sarah P.  •  Oct 6, 2012 @1:43 pm

      I’d like to nominate the St. Mary Catholic School library, Wayne MI.

    124. Patty Murphy  •  Oct 6, 2012 @6:05 pm

      SUCH A GREAT IDEA! Thank you! I would like to nominate BERNIE’S BOOK BANK in Libertyville, IL. They collect and donate books and give them to underserved school kids throughout IL…Its goal is a million books this year. And, they need our help. You can learn more about them at: http://www.berniesbookbank.org.

    125. Ellen Rock  •  Oct 7, 2012 @5:35 pm

      I’d like to nominate Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School in Minnetonka, MN

    126. Nancy Strobel  •  Oct 8, 2012 @7:22 am

      I would like to nominate North Hill Elementary in Rochester Michigan.

    127. Brook Gideon  •  Oct 9, 2012 @12:14 pm

      I would love to nominate the Whitinsville Social Library, the public library here in town (Whitinsville,MA). Thanks! :)

    128. Natalie Murphy  •  Oct 9, 2012 @12:25 pm

      I’d like to nominate Canaan Middle School in Plain City, Ohio.

    129. Natalie Murphy  •  Oct 9, 2012 @12:26 pm

      shared on FB

    130. Annmarie Curtis  •  Oct 9, 2012 @12:42 pm

      I’d like to nominate the Palm Beach County Library System in Florida. :)

    131. Rhonda Duell  •  Oct 9, 2012 @12:57 pm

      Oswayo Valley Memorial Library in Shinglehouse, PA>

    132. Angela Llewellyn  •  Oct 9, 2012 @1:18 pm

      I nominate the Mount Airy Public Library in Mount Airy, NC

    133. CIndy Glavin  •  Oct 9, 2012 @1:43 pm

      I would like to nominate Big Timber Grade School in Big Timber , MT. we are a small, rural school with 300 students in grades K-8.

    134. Alison Pearce Stevens  •  Oct 9, 2012 @2:34 pm

      I nominate the Charles H. Gere branch of the Lincoln Public Libraries in Nebraska.

    135. Alison Pearce Stevens  •  Oct 9, 2012 @2:35 pm

      And for liking you on facebook: I nominate the Charles H. Gere branch of the Lincoln Public Libraries in Nebraska.

    136. Megan K. Bickel  •  Oct 9, 2012 @2:36 pm

      I nominate Speedway Public Library in Speedway, IN

    137. Alison Pearce Stevens  •  Oct 9, 2012 @2:40 pm

      Shared on facebook: Charles H. Gere branch of the Lincoln Public Libraries in Nebraska.

    138. Alison Pearce Stevens  •  Oct 9, 2012 @2:41 pm

      For following you on Twitter: I nominate the Charles H. Gere branch in Lincoln NE.

    139. Alison Pearce Stevens  •  Oct 9, 2012 @2:42 pm

      And I’ve tweeted: https://twitter.com/AlisonPStevens/status/255753792874745856. For the Charles H. Gere branch in Lincoln, NE.

    140. Liz  •  Oct 9, 2012 @4:49 pm

      I would like to nominate the Knox County Library in Vincennes, IN. Very Small Library for the entire county!

    141. Jennifer Rumberger  •  Oct 9, 2012 @7:33 pm

      I would like to nominate St. Paul Lutheran in Ann Arbor, MI. Such an amazing giveaway!

    142. Jacki Spector  •  Oct 9, 2012 @8:58 pm

      I nominate the Mount Airy Public Library in Mout Airy, NC.

    143. Laurenne Teachout  •  Oct 9, 2012 @9:14 pm

      I nominate Stephentown Memorial Library. The little library with the big heart!

    144. Wendy  •  Oct 9, 2012 @9:33 pm

      I would like to nominate the Van Buren County Library in Clinton AR.

    145. Wendy  •  Oct 9, 2012 @9:37 pm

      Liked you on FB!

    146. Wendy  •  Oct 9, 2012 @9:39 pm
    147. Libby  •  Oct 9, 2012 @10:30 pm

      I nominate Stephentown Memorial Library.

    148. Virginia McKevitt  •  Oct 9, 2012 @10:53 pm

      I would like to mominate thr Catoosa County Library
      http://www.catoosacountylibrary.org/

    149. Suzanne Moore  •  Oct 10, 2012 @7:34 am

      Please nominate Ashe County Public Library in West Jefferson, NC!

    150. Suzanne Moore  •  Oct 10, 2012 @7:34 am

      http://www.ashelibrary.com/ Ashe County Public Library!

    151. Connie Edwards  •  Oct 10, 2012 @5:31 pm

      Academy Park School
      West Valley City, Utah

    152. Dede Coe  •  Oct 13, 2012 @2:43 pm

      I’d like to nominate Headland Middle School Library in Headland, Alabama

    153. F Breslin  •  Oct 13, 2012 @6:48 pm

      I would like to nominate Mazzuchelli Middle School in Dubuque, Iowa.

    154. Stacey  •  Oct 13, 2012 @7:12 pm

      I would like to nominate Mountainview International Christian School in Salatiga, Indonesia. We have an elementary school with many avid readers and limited access to english-language books.

    155. Stacey  •  Oct 13, 2012 @7:13 pm

      and I shared on facebook!

    156. William Hicklin  •  Oct 13, 2012 @8:52 pm

      I’d like to nominate Mountainview International Christian School in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia

    157. Laura  •  Oct 13, 2012 @10:19 pm

      I would like to nominate Mountainview International Christian School in Salatiga, Indonesia!! Stacey shared on facebook and i will share it too!

    158. Pam  •  Oct 14, 2012 @1:44 am

      I would like to nominate Mountainview International Christian School in Salatiga, Indonesia!!

    159. Pam  •  Oct 14, 2012 @1:49 am

      and I shared on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pam.berglund (for Mountainview International School in Salatiga, Indonesia)

    160. Pam  •  Oct 14, 2012 @1:52 am

      I also liked you on facebook (for Mountainview International School in Salatiga, Indonesia)

    161. Pam  •  Oct 14, 2012 @2:07 am

      I would like to nominate Mountainview International Christian School in Salatiga, Indonesia!

    162. Pam  •  Oct 14, 2012 @2:08 am

      I would like to nominate Mountainview International Christian School in Salatiga, Indonesia! and I liked your facebook page.

    163. Pam  •  Oct 14, 2012 @2:08 am

      I would like to nominate Mountainview International Christian School in Salatiga, Indonesia! and I shared on facebook.

    164. Jennifer  •  Oct 14, 2012 @8:26 am

      I nominate Mountainview International Christian School in Salatiga, Indonesia.

    165. Bill Webb  •  Oct 14, 2012 @10:14 am

      I nominate Mountainview International Christian School in Salatiga, Indonesia.

    166. Linda Wiles  •  Oct 14, 2012 @8:21 pm

      I nominate Mountainview ICS Thankyou

    167. Marika  •  Oct 15, 2012 @7:29 am

      I nominate Mountainview International Christian School in Salatiga, Indonesia. There’s a 4th grade teacher there that has instilled a true love of reading in her students. She would like to expand the library to keep up with their voracious reading appetites!

    168. Marika  •  Oct 15, 2012 @7:37 am

      …and I shared on Facebook.

    169. Gailya Paliga  •  Oct 16, 2012 @8:49 am

      I nominate Ligon Middle School in Raleigh North Carolina. Ligon is a magnet middle school, attracting students from different parts of Raleigh and Wake County to form a diverse school.

    170. Stacey M  •  Oct 16, 2012 @2:14 pm

      I nominate SouthEast Jr High in Iowa City, IA

    171. Shannon Bosley  •  Oct 16, 2012 @3:39 pm

      I’d like to nominate Holy Family School in Covington, Ky.

    172. Shannon Bosley  •  Oct 16, 2012 @3:42 pm

      Liked you on FB

    173. Shannon Bosley  •  Oct 16, 2012 @3:44 pm

      Following you on Twitter now too!
      Btw, love reading the blog.

    174. miriam  •  Oct 16, 2012 @8:02 pm

      I nominate Mountainview International Christian School.

    175. esther bledoeg  •  Oct 16, 2012 @8:20 pm

      i nominated mountainview christians international school salatiga. indonesia.

    176. Kirk Thornton  •  Oct 16, 2012 @8:31 pm

      I nominated /liked via facebook. Mountainview International Christian School Library.

    177. Mike MacLean  •  Oct 16, 2012 @8:38 pm

      I would like to nominate Mountainview International Christian School Library, in Salatiga, Indonesia

    178. Chungku  •  Oct 16, 2012 @8:57 pm

      I’d like to nominate Mountainview ICS in Salatiga Indonesia. Thank you!

    179. Shad  •  Oct 16, 2012 @9:41 pm

      I would like to nominate Mountainview International Christian School in Salatiga Indonesia.

    180. Andrea Dugan  •  Oct 16, 2012 @9:56 pm

      I nominate Mountainview International Christian School in Salatiga Indonesia!! http://www.mountainviewics.org/

    181. Rebecca  •  Oct 16, 2012 @10:02 pm

      I would like to nominate Mountainview ICS Library in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia. Its a great school and we could use some more great English books!

    182. Yudo  •  Oct 16, 2012 @10:48 pm

      I nominate Mountainview International Christian School in Salatiga, Indonesia. Those books will be great books for kids to read !!!!

    183. Anil George  •  Oct 16, 2012 @10:49 pm

      I nominate MOUNTAIN VIEW CHRISTISTIAN SCHOOL at Salatiga, Indonesia

    184. Michele Edgley  •  Oct 16, 2012 @11:11 pm

      Hi,

      I wanted to enter the great library giveaway and it is 10 p.m. but the link isn’t working.

      Our library is Jefferson Academy
      1425 S. Angel St.
      Kaysville, UT 84037

      Our phone number is 801-593-8200. We are a newer school and could sure use the books. Wish that your link had worked.

    185. Miso  •  Oct 17, 2012 @2:51 am

      I would like to nominate Mountainview International Christian School in Salatiga, Indonesia..It has great libray

    186. youn  •  Oct 17, 2012 @2:53 am

      I’d like to nominate MOUNTAINVIEW INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL in Salatiga, Indonesia. Thank you

    187. Mary Winter  •  Oct 17, 2012 @3:10 am

      I would like to nominate MOUNTAINVIEW INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL in Salatiga, Indonesia.

    188. erma meydiawati  •  Oct 17, 2012 @3:16 am

      I nominate Mountainview International Christian School library at Salatiga,Indonesia

    189. Chungku  •  Oct 17, 2012 @4:19 pm

      I want to nominate Mountainview ICS in Salatiga, Indonesia. There are a lot of students who came from the world.

    190. Meeyeon  •  Oct 17, 2012 @4:20 pm

      I want to nominate Mountainview ICS in Salatiga, Indonesia. There are lots of international kids who like to read.