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Go Bibliophiles!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on May 4, 2009

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Blatant Bibliophiles book drive. We had over 500 books donated to the Canton Family Violence Center. Meghan F.’s mom took these books to the shelter last week where they are starting a new library for the children and teens who are there with their families while they are unable to be in their regular homes due to violent situations. This is a truly wonderful thing you have done in helping these families. The winners of the Barnes & Noble gift cards were Falyn T., who donated the most books, and Marlize S. and Paul B. who were winners in our random drawing. I would especially like to thank those who donated: Megan B., Paul B. (who donated 69 books), Emilie Ko. (who donated 75 books!), Marlize S. (who donated 49 books), Alex D., Haley P., Mrs. Shearer, Eli C., Sabrina G., Ashley J., Mrs. Shugart, Katie B., Falyn T., Tim D., Jessica H., Danielle C., Paige A., Kasey W., Sarah D., Alisha O. (who donated 49 books), and teen author Melissa Walker. Our book drive was featured this weekend on the readergirlz blog as part of their coverage of Teen Book Drop 2009.  You can read about it us at http://readergirlz.blogspot.com/2009/05/yay-for-blatant-bibliophiles.html. Your generosity was truly amazing! Thanks, guys!

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Help Us Help!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on March 25, 2009

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Please bring your gently used children’s and young adult books to the media center for the Blatant Bibliophile book drive for the Canton Family Violence Center. This is a change from our original post–originally we thought we wanted women’s books only, but we now have learned that the center needs books for kids from birth through high school because they are trying to establish a library for the children of the families who seek shelter there. We will give free candy to all students bringing in a book for our drive, and will award a Barnes & Noble gift card to the student bringing in the most books. We will also have a drawing among all students bringing in books for our drive for another Barnes & Noble gift card. Students will be entered into the drawing one time for each book they donate to the drive. Please give your books to Mrs. Fleet or Mrs. Beasley and be sure to add your name to the list for the drawing. The book drive will be held from Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 17.

Operation Teen Book Drop, sponsored by our friends at readergirlz, YALSA, and GuysLit Wire, is being held on Teen Literature Day, April 16, so this is our contribution to the effort. This annual event asks teens to leave a book in a public place. This year, these three groups have worked with teen book publishers to provide over 8,000 new young adult novels, audiobooks, and graphic novels to teens in pediatric hospitals. You can go to the readergirlz site to download book plates to insert in your donated books if you would like.

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