Thursday, January 15, 2009

2009 Mini-Challenge

Mini-Challenge #9: Promote literacy. This is wide open - use your imagination. You could give a child a book, or read a book to someone who cannot read, or volunteer at an event which promotes literacy, or donate to your local library, or write something on your blog with a link to a group which promotes literacy, or anything in between. The only rule with this one is that you must PROMOTE literacy in some way…

Okay, here's my first post for the 2009 Mini-Challenge:

I started volunteering at one of our local libraries last Thursday. It's something I have wanted to do for years, but I just never got around to it. I told my father about considering doing this, and he suggested that it is also a great way to get first dibs on new books that come into the library. So far, I have typed labels, labeled and stamped books, shelved books, and met some wonderful people. I love it! I just do three to four hours a week and so far it is manageable. If you ever feel unneeded or unwanted, volunteer at your local library. They are desperate for the help and constantly tell you how much they appreciate you. The thrill of being able to answer a patrons questions or help them find something is beyond description!

By the way, today I was shelving a copy of For Eceryone from Beginner to Pro: Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual. I checked it out before I left. Who knows, it may help with that appearance resolution I made :P


  1. What an awesome thing to do! I've always wanted to volunteer at the library - but I am working too much right now. Maybe when I retire!!!

  2. Right now all I can do is three hours a week, and that is divided between two days (Tuesday and Thursday), but they are very appreciative.

    I wish I could participate in as many blogs and book challenges as you do. Blogging, reading, traveling, and volunteering more are included in my ultimate retirement plan. The reality boils down to the fact that we all have the same twenty-four hours, and no matter what we do during that time, it seems we are always in need of a few more hours.

  3. You are so right! I've pared down my challenges a great deal for 2009 - and I've decided to take one of my blogs and incorporate it into my main blog...just too much to keep track of :) Ah, retirement - maybe some day *laughs*