The Great Library Giveaway of 2012

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 Responses to The Great Library Giveaway of 2012

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

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

  3. erma meydiawati

    I nominate Mountainview International Christian School library at Salatiga,Indonesia

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

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. I nominate MOUNTAIN VIEW CHRISTISTIAN SCHOOL at Salatiga, Indonesia

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

  10. 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!