Dewey’s Going Into the Ugly Cry Already!

Librarian alert! As of 5:00pm ET, we’ve had 48 donors give a total of $2,420! What a fantastic response. That will allow us to buy somewhere around 700 books and reach another 300 families! We’re so thrilled to be working with you all on this project – our Children’s Librarian, Micki Freeny, is all smiles today! I’m also impressed that so many of the contributors...
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We have an anonymous benefactor and it is making pamie kinda hot and bothered.

We have an anonymous benefactor! And she/he has thrown down a challenge! “I’ll donate $300 each to DC Star and Taw Saeng once Dewey is able to raise a combined $2000 from other donors.” Hey, guys! It’s Pamie. Aren’t anonymous donors kinda sexy? I always picture them with monocles and glasses of scotch. That probably says too much about me. I wanted to thank you for...
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Drive Ends September 24!

Look what you did! We only have a few days left in this year’s Dewey Drive! Have you had a chance to send some books or dollars over to Baltimore? Don’t miss out on the fun! If you haven’t seen the good you’ve been doing, take a look at the VLP’s flickr page dedicated to Dewey. Their circulation desk is quickly getting filled with donations (they had over 100...
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Woo-Hoo! RockMom Goal Reached!

You hit the Pamie’s Mom Challenge with days to spare! We’re working behind the scenes (read: waiting for Dave to wake up) to post the video, which is on deck and ready to go. Should be any minute now! … annnnny minute now. … hmm. In the meantime: how about donating some books? Oh, you already did that? Well, thank you. Do you know someone who hasn’t? Maybe you...
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Don’t Let Mom Down

So Pamie’s Mom has thrown down a challenge. If we raise 600 books and $3000 dollars for the Village Learning Place by Monday, September 20th, she will allow Pamie to post video of her singing Beatles Rock Band. Some facts: 1. It is the first time Pamie’s Mom has ever tried Rock Band. 2. It is definitely after one glass of wine, but might be two. 2a. Pamie’s mom rarely...
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Attention librarians! Money!

Special thanks to Susan, who sent Dewey this link to an application for a $500 minigrant for public schools and libraries.
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Librarian Letter Alert!

Pam, This is Kat from the Benton Harbor Public Library writing to thank you so much for the wonderful donations that we have received because of your site! The books have been arriving, and they are much appreciated. Most of the books will be put into the collection, and a few will be given to teens during the summer reading program. Because of the donations the library will able to offer...
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An update from the Children’s Institute

Hi Pam, I’ve donated three books to the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. I wanted to “pay it forward” as we were one of the lucky recipients of your charity in 2008! Just a little update: Children’s Institute’s library is still going strong and we have a thriving program despite our small space. Last year we started a summer reading program “Camp Read-a-lot” that drew...
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225 Books Heading Toward Libraries in Need!

I can’t wait for the librarians to start receiving their books. Should be right around now. The latest donation: — Hey Pam! Here’s what I sent: Unwind (from their wishlist and a book I found compelling and spooky!) And to round things out: Feed The Compound The Forest of Hands and Teeth The Family Tree The Golden Compass Beauty Graceling Yay for the 3-for-4 promotion at Amazon...
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Oh, my gosh!

Over two hundred donations! This is so very exciting. One week, two hundred and six books. Dewey would be clapping for you, but he has no hands. …He has to read with his heart. (And audiobooks!) Winners from the weekend are: Michelle Frits Tamara Blaich Yay! 200 books! Did you give? Do you still want to? YOU CAN!
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