More about her challenge at the end of this post --
This is the library I walked to almost everyday, when I was growing up. The children's section had a separate stairway entrance to the basement. I loved taking out books and watching the librarian put my card with the metal plate in it, into her machine and it popped out the the marker listing when the book was due back. The metal plate impressed me as being special and permanent!
This is the marker outside the library
This is the Bergen County Historical Society Library -- I spent most of the day there yesterday - doing research and looking through old photos and postcards =)
ABOUT THE CHALLENGE --
For every unique commenter on this post between now and Tuesday evening March 31st, I will donate a book to BooksFirst! or another organization that collects books for children & schools.
How easy could it be? You comment, I donate a book, & a child gets their own book.
[ I know- the idea is to donate to a library - but I already do that in a way by paying for a library card - I pay $100/year in order to use the services and take out books in the Monmouth County library system of libraries - my town's library isn't in it - so that's why I have to pay]
Note that my pledge is “per commenter”—so if a single person leaves 50 comments, that still only counts once! But you can do more by spreading the word ... please link to this post, and send your friends here so they can comment and raise more money. For a complete list of participating bloggers (and to visit other sites where you can help libraries just by leaving a comment!) visit the writerjenn blog at: http://writerjenn.livejournal.com/90430.html