Thursday, March 26, 2009

Library Loving Challenge: Reading and Riding Rock!

This post is dedicated to Melodye, who suggested that I join writerjenn's Library Loving Challenge to benefit the Flying Horse Farms library

The challenge is simple: you comment, I donate. For every comment I receive on this post between now and midnight (EST) on March 28th, I'll donate $1 toward buying books from this Wishlist for Flying Horse Farms, a camp for kids with serious illnesses.*  And the really fun part?



Direct your comments not to me, but to THE KIDS who will enjoy the library at camp.  Leave them a message:  "Have fun!"  "You're great!" "Reading and Riding Rock!"  Anything.   I'll pass the comments on to the future campers at Flying Horse Farms. (This was also Melodye's idea. Isn't she brilliant?)

For more about my quest to build the library, see my post here.  (You're also welcome to buy a book directly off the Wishlist. Or spread the word far and wide. Thank you!)  

Ready, set . . .   COMMENT!

*Challenge donations are per unique commenter. ($1 for each person who comments)

79 comments:

  1. Hip, hip, hooray for libraries!
    Kids - enjoy the horses and the books.

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  2. Here's to books and horses and kids (young and old) who love both!

    Loree Burns
    www.loreeburns.com

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  3. Dear Campers,
    Because of YOU, I see horses everywhere I go, and every horse book I see, I want to buy and send your way.
    Keep smiling!
    Tricia

    (Sara - I'm sending all the horse books I've been receiving lately to the camp, as that seems like the best home for them.)

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  4. Have a GREAT time with the horses and books at Flying Horse Farms!

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  5. Dear Campers,

    May you be surrounded by friends whose spirits are as generous as Sara's, who are as beautiful as the horses you ride, and who approach life as boldly and joyfully as you.

    Melodye

    PS Sara, I donated a book via the Wish List link. Thanks for that option.

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  6. Dear Campers,
    Have a great time with the horses and with the books. Make lots of memories and lots of friends.

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  7. There's no such thing as too many horses, too many books, or too many books about horses.

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  8. Happy reading! Happy riding!

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  9. May your love of reading and riding inspire you to create a story all your own! Happy Trails.

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  10. Enjoy every moment of reading and riding this summer! May all your hopes become real!

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  11. A book is a buddy you can take in the house when the horse stays in the barn!

    Ride on! Read away!

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  12. Nothing better than reading and riding. Hope you enjoy both!!

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  13. Libraries are my passion. Thank you for doing this.

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  14. Books and kids - what a wonderful combination!!

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  15. I loved horse camp when I was younger and I hope you will too. Enjoy riding and reading!
    -Susan

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  16. Here's my part for libraries!

    If you can, stop by my blog to leave a comment for my local library!

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  17. Yay for libraries! Hope everyone enjoys the books!

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  18. Yay, Libraries!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. I hope you get the best library in the world! There's nothing like having a real book in your hand, and I hope you find some really good ones!

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  20. I had horses for 34 years, can't get enough of them. I wish I'd had a horse camp when I was a kid. It would have been great. Good luck with your library.

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  21. You know I've never really been on a horse. I grew up in the suburbs near the beach and we spent all of our time in the water when I was a kid. I always wanted to learn how to ride horses but it just never happened (or rather - hasn't happened yet!)

    I read Black Beauty when I was very young and it broke my heart. I wanted to save every horse in the world. There is something about horses and books - or horse stories in books. You have Beauty and My Friend Flicka and National Velvet and The Black Stallion and Misty of Chincoteague and on and on. You could have a library just of horse stories! (Not that you have to, but you could.... :)

    Enjoy horses and books and camp!

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  22. ETA: I just posted this to my I LOVE LIBRARIES blog (with an embedded link to your entry):

    I'm overwhelmed by everyone's generosity! Since I've reached my goal, please consider adding comments to Sara Lewis Holmes's I LOVE LIBRARIES blog entry. She's supplying books to Flying Horse Farms, a camp for kids with serious illnesses.

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  23. Hmmm ... so many people have said more clever things than I can dream up, so I'll just say:

    Happy reading!

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  24. Enjoy the reading and riding! You are amazing!

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  25. Campers, enjoy the horses and the books. Just not at the same time, no reading while riding.

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  26. Giddyup for horses and books, and horses in books!

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  27. Thank you for your generosity! I'm really inspired by what you library lovers are giving. :)

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  28. What's better than riding and reading? (but don't do both at the same time!;) Enjoy!

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  29. Enjoy the books! Reading is my favorite way to escape when the world gets to be too much.

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  30. Books and horses, what a perfect combination. Have fun and...

    Happy trails!!

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  31. Thank you for doing this. I love libraries and can't imagine a world without them.

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  32. Thank you for taking part in this.

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  33. Love your library!

    coll

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  34. I hope camp is wonderful for you all.

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  35. When I was a teenager, my brother rode horses pretty seriously but I didn't. Sometimes I'd go along with him just to kill time - pet the horses noses and curl up on the hay with a book. Occasionally, I could ride and he'd teach me some basics. And it was fun. But one day, I got to gallop - to really let the horse loose on a big stretch of field. Wow! It was absolutely amazing being part of that speed and energy. I hope you find some of that excitement at camp and can take it home with you to remember for a long time.

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  36. Happy Reading and Writing -- enjoy your library!!

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  37. Go, kids, go! Have a good time at camp. :)

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  38. YEY FLYING HORSE FARMS!!!!

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  39. We visited the library every week as a child and I proudly presented my dogeared card to take out the maximum number allowed. Now, libraries provide lifeblood to my work and serenity in the chaos of frenetic lifestyles. Libraries on line make it easier to reach vast quantities of sources across the world.

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  40. There's nothing like the endless possibilites of a library! Thank you for doing this.

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  41. Flying horse and books--what a wonderful combination! Have fun!

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  42. Have a wonderful summer reading and riding horses and building a rich store of memories.

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  43. Make my book multi-cultural! Cheers,

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  44. Horse. Kids. Books. A perfect combination.

    Kids, if you can read, you can go anywhere you want to go! Enjoy.

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  45. Stories are awesome fun -- I hope you all enjoy the books!

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  46. I hope you enjoy the books in the camp libray, and enjoy all the riding. All my best to you,

    Debbie Diesen

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  47. Books and horses together - the perfect camp! Enjoy reading and riding!

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  48. Enjoy every moment! Ride like the wind. :~)

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  49. From an old kid who loved horses AND camp,

    Bev Patt
    www.classof2k9.com

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  50. May you always have a good book to read.

    - Elizabear

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  51. Dear Campers,
    May you find joy, laughter and the freedom of being yourselves at this wonderful camp. Hurray for horses and great books!

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  52. Campers, may the book you're meant to read find you! Enjoy the horses, the outdoors, and the world of the imagination. :)

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  53. Thanks, Sara!
    Linda Covella

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  54. Thanks so much for doing this! I put a link to the challenge on my Facebook page.
    Janet Halfmann, Author
    Little Skink's Tail
    Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story

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  55. Yay! For horses and Libraries & books!

    Have you read isty ?
    Or Black beauty?

    Enjoy!

    Lizannewrites [ on LJ ]

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  56. I hope you have a great time riding and reading!

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  57. Hoorah for libraries and for books and for readers and for you for donating!

    And thank you for your comment on mine as well!

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  58. Yeah for books and readers!

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  59. Hi Campers,

    Enjoy every book you can, but remember not to read and ride!

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  60. As a youth librarian, this warms my heart. :) THANK YOU!

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  61. Now you don't have to bring so many books to camp. You will have books waiting for you there!

    A special library indeed.

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  62. I love libraries! Great fund raising idea!! Good luck!!

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  63. Hurrah for Libraries!

    Here's my library story!
    http://www.darcypattison.com/darcys-books/tornado-and-author-visit/

    Darcy
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    www.darcypattison.com

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  64. Horses + kids + a winning combination.

    Go readers and riders!

    Best Alison Hart

    www.alisonhartbooks.com

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