Monday, March 30, 2009

Dear Commenters and Campers

To my 78 (!!!!) commenters on the Library-Loving Challenge,

Thank you so much. It only took a moment to comment, but your words will last much longer than that. The money raised ( $78!) is enough for me to purchase several books from the Flying Horse Farms Wishlist.  I will lovingly tuck a copy of all of your comments between the covers, and your words will trot off to find new friends.

Gratefully yours,

Here is a sampling of the words that will greet the future campers and readers at the Flying Horse Farms Library:

Dear Campers,

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

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!

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

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

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

Ride on! Read away!

Giddyup libraries!

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.... :)

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

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.

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

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

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

Jennifer Hubbard will have a round-up of the results of all the Library-Loving Challenges, so watch for that. Some challenges are still open through April 1, so click over and support more libraries!



    Random House has a new series called The Horse Diaries. I got a review copy in the mail I plan to send to the camp, once I get organized. But just in case you'd like to know about that...brand-new series, perfectly geared at that age...Here's #1, but I think there may be a few more already??

  2. Thanks for the heads-up, Jules. I'll have to check them out and possibly add them to the Wish List. Thank you, as always, for your generosity to FHF!

  3. Thanks so much for participating!


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