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I am taking a blogging break for a little while. I am in the process of getting all of my challenges for 2011 picked out so you'll see a bunch of those posts.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

2011 Support Your Local Library Challenge


I participated in this challenge last year when it was hosted by J. Kayes book blog.  But it seems that J. Kaye is no longer blogging and I really wanted to do this challenge again so I thought that I would try my hand at hosting it.

1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. Just create a post for the challenge and link to your challenge post in the linky below.

--Non-Bloggers: Post your list of books in the comment section of the wrap-up post.

2. There are four levels to this challenge...Pick your poison:

--The Mini – Check out and read 30 library books.

--"Fun" Size – Check out and read 40 library books.

--Jumbo Size – Check out and read 50 library books.

--Mega Size – Check out and read 51+ library books.
(Aim high. As long as you read 30 by the end of 2011, you are a winner.)

3. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Young Reader – basically any book counts just as long as it is checked out from the library. Books MUST be checked out like with a library card, books purchased at a library DO NOT count.

4. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.

5. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.

6. Challenge begins January 1st 2011 and goes thru December 31 2011.


Knitting for Dummies
Knitting Patterns for Dummies
Where I Belong
The Iron Witch
Mercy Kill



Unknown said...

There are a lot of books on my TBR list that my libraries have so this challenge is perfect for me.

Megs Z said...

I currently have 44 outstanding holds on books at my library, so I'm pretty sure I can do this lol

Tena said...

awesome, count me in

Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews said...

This challenge is perfect for me because most of the books I read are taken out from the library!

Unknown said...

As a librarian, I love this challenge. I would never be able to get all the books I want to read if libraries didn't exist. Count me in.

Small Review said...

This challenge is so perfect for me and won't be a challenge at all! Because it's all free, I have terrible impulse control when it comes to ordering books through inter-library loan! Between working in a library and also being connected to over 50 libraries, I'm always ordering stacks of library books. Count. Me. In!

Anonymous said...

hooray,an easy-peasy challenge for me! I live almost next door to the library and am literally there every single day. Like, they see me walk in the door and they grab all my hold requests from behind the desk and have them all ready before I even get to the desk ;-)

Page (One Book At A Time) said...

I'm so happy someone is hosting this. I've thought about doing it as well, but have been so busy that haven't sat down and figured it all out! I will be participating!

Melissa Wiebe said...

Count me in.

Anonymous said...

I love this idea, a great way to get me using the library more instead of buying!

Anonymous said...

And I didn't do my link as a direct one to my challenge post- could it be changed or shall I post again?

Csescape said...

HI! I have to get in, I love the library!

The Wytch's Mirror

Jan in Edmonds said...

Would love to join this challenge -- thanks for hosting, Jamie!

Jan in Edmonds said...

that's the Mega 51+. BTW, Mr. Linky won't accept my blogsite info. Am I still considered signed up?

Anonymous said...

I love my local library, so I'm joining in -- "Fun" size (40 books) for me. ;)


Bea said...

OK, my first linjk is wrong. I forgot the post. Sigh.

I'm looking forward to this! :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thank you for doing this meme. I'm not really a book blogger, but I joined this challenge last year and really enjoyed it. I am writing a post that I'll link here as soon as I've published it.

Bev Hankins said...

I'm in! I've been waiting for this challenge to get posted again...just found you.

Sophia Chang said...

I used to do J. Kaye's but the numbers were too low or high for me - this is a perfect renewal of it! (renewal...get it...har...har)

Thanks for hosting this! Surfed here from Book Vixen

Kristin said...

Thanks for hosting this challenge...I love borrowing books from the library! I'm hoping to meet my goal this year - I was 1 book short last year! Happy New Year!!!

Super Librarian said...

Thanks for hosting - I'm excited to participate this time around!

barmybex said...

As a Library Assistant, i LOVE this challenge, we need more people excited about Libraries, thanks :D

Anonymous said...

I love this challenge because I love my library. I'm going for "Fun Size". I'm posting my challenges on Thursday and this is definitely going on.

Jessica Peter said...

Nice! I am so in. I am a library junkie and addict, so it's perfect. I'm trying out the Mega! I figure I did it last year, since most of the books I read were library books... but we shall see how it goes.

Stupid me put the wrong link in my linky - here's the actual post, if necessary. :S

Kari said...

Thanks for hosting! I love my library so this is such a fun challenge!

kikiv68 said...

Thanks for hosting this challenge. It's soo important that we support our local libraries.

Anonymous said...

I've completed my first book for the challenge. Here's the link:


Thanks for hosting, this is a great challenge.

Keesh said...

This is always one of my favorite challenges...plus, I really like the library here better than in the previous town I live in.

Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm in again!

Just one question. If I checked a book out in Dezember but read it in January, does it count for the Challenge?

Jessica Peter said...

January progress: 7 library books!

Jaime Anderson said...

My post:


Anonymous said...

I ended up making a whole page for this challenge.

WVRed said...

I have already posted a few reviews for this challenge tomy blog. Since I have only reviewed 5 of the 15 library books I have finished, I feel like such a slacker! All reviews for this challenges can be found here: http://wvredreads.blogspot.com/search/label/2011%20Support%20Your%20Local%20Library.
The books are:
1.Full Dark, No Stars by Steven King
2. Dark and Stormy Knights edited by P.N. Elrod
3. The Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi
4. Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness by William Styron
5. Godmother by Carolyn Turgeon

Angela Lynn said...

Holy rusted metal Batman! How am I just now seeing this amazing challenge!!