Library Book Bag Giveaway!

Are you tired of going to the library, finding dozens of wonderful books to read, but not having enough arms to carry them out of the library building? A library book bag is your answer!

I’m an author and a librarian, so it comes as no surprise that I love libraries. I can think of no better way to celebrate the release of Maid of Murder in LARGE PRINT on September 22nd than to giveaway five library book bags with my logo on the front.

They are  100% cotton 15.75″h x 15.25″w canvas bags. Check out the photos below for a preview.

There are two ways to enter:

1)      Make a comment to this blog post with your name, the name of your favorite library, and what you like about it


2)      Visit my Facebook Page, like my page, and leave the name of your favorite library and what you like about it as a comment there. Here’s a link to the page:

Entries will be accepted between Wednesday, September 8, 2010 and Tuesday, September 21, 2010. Names will be place in a plastic pumpkin for the drawing. Five winners will be selected, and the winners will be announced here on my blog on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, Large Print Maid of Murder Release Day.

After the announcement, the winners will be asked to send their snail mail addresses to me via email. The winners will have five days to claim their prizes, or new winners will be chosen.

I’m looking forward to learning why you love libraries! Good Luck!

Cat with book bag. Cat is larger than he appears.

Toddler with book bag.

20 thoughts on “Library Book Bag Giveaway!

  1. My favorite is the Tri-Community Library in Prairie Lea, Texas. It’s a joint-use library serving Prairie Lea Independent School District and the communities of Fentress, Prairie Lea, and Stairtown. It has a dedicated librarian who greets patrons with a smile, and an active, progressive advisory board.

  2. I love our library in Cascade (Michigan) because it’s an oasis of quiet and calm where I can spend some time with my cell phone turned off! Loved our old library in Summit, NJ, too. Spent many hours checking out stacks of books to read to the girls! Can’t wait to do the same with my granddaughter.

  3. Hi Amanda!
    Thanks so much for hosting such a fun contest! I was born in Minnesota, and though I haven’t been back in years, my favorite library is the one I grew up going to. I think it was the Hennepin County Library and I have super fond memories of endless time spent there engrossed in my favorite picture books and early readers. Back in the day, they had a chair shaped like a giant baseball glove and my siblings and I would fight a little over who got to sit in it – though often it just became more a question of how many of us could fit at once!
    lisa 🙂

  4. I like taylor mem. library in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, because they are close to home and carry alot of large print books so my Mother can read them.

  5. Hi Amanda
    I like Ursuline College because my daughter works there and I get my books at Williams County Public Library at Bryan, Ohio as its closer for me. Love those large print books.

  6. Jackson, Ohio, of course! They’re friendly and always willing to help me out when I have a question. Plus they are encouraging–knowing that I’m a writer and always plugging for me to get published! LOL. Writers always enjoy interest in their books.:)

    Thanks for the fun contest!

  7. Malone University’s library is my favorite because of the people who work there. They can find anything I want or need and they smile about it.

  8. Hi Amanda,
    My favorite library is Cuyahoga County Public Library – Mayfield Branch. I did not have access to a library growing up in a rural area of Ohio (only the Bookmobile!) so Mayfield is the first real library I experienced. I have been going there for 25 years, first for my own books, then with my daughters as they were always enrolled in the summer reading programs. It feels like a second home to me.

  9. My favorite library is Warren Newport Public Library – they have so much to offer besides books – Great kids programs, from toddlers to teens, Stitch night for crafters once a month, lots of author visits, book clubs, CD’s, DVD’s, audiobooks, great interlibrary loan program, used book store – and they are within walking distance!

    And yes, I could keep on going!

  10. I actually like Ursuline College Library. Not because they give me a paycheck but because the people who work there are nice and it’s a pretty place to be.

  11. I love the Temple Terrace Public Library in Florida.
    It has everything! Wonderful, helpful librarians, a children’s room, lots of computers for those who don’t have one, a darling little “second hand books for sale”
    room, and best of all….lots of books. A peaceful place to enjoy a quiet afternoon with your favorite book. I started reading to my little boy when he was one day old. It generated a love for books even today. (He is a police officer and bomb tech now). I read to him every day until he was old enough to read to me. OK, OK, maybe I get the award for longest post, but I think this is a wonderful idea.

  12. I love the Seattle Public Library’s downtown branch because it is a psychedelic experience to walk through building. They also use RFID technology so when you return a book to the staff member, he/she only has to put it on a conveyor belt and it finds its own way to the appropriate floor/section to be shelved.

  13. I’m torn between libraries: I love the Delaware County Library in Delaware Ohio, not only because they have a really helpful staff and a great selection but because there is a coffee shop in the lobby and you can smell the roasting beans through the door. My other favorite is the Fairhope Public Library in Fairhope Alabama. I go there when we are in Alabama to visit my husbands family. It is built in the style of a Southern cottage and is so light and airy and pleasant to be in, even though they don’t have a huge selection, I just love to go in and sit for a while and escape.
    Thanks Amanda

  14. My favorite library, here in San Antonio, is the Ronald Reagan Library. It is located in the high school. The ladies and gentlemen are all extremely helpful and patient. During the summer they had great events every week for the kids. Both the little ones and teens. But, they did not forget the adults. They also have a large selection in books, DVD’s and CD’s. If they don’t have something they will get it or let you know where to find it.
    Obviously, I really like my library. J.

  15. My favorite is the Galion Public Library in Galion, Ohio, because it was my “first love” (as far as libraries)…and because working with the outstanding former director and staff members inspired me to become a librarian!

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