The dictionary gives us three definitions of the word nature.
Nature can be the countryside…mountains….rivers…forests.
Nature can be the forces and processes that control the physical world…hurricanes, tornados, high tide and low tide.
Nature can be the inherent character or basic constitution of a person…loving, generous, spiteful, envious, kind.
Jake at Time after Time has a Sunday Post Challenge and every week he provides a theme…this week’s theme is NATURE.
We are born with a particular disposition or temperament…environment and circumstances do play a role in shaping the person we become…and parents have a role in shaping the person their child becomes.
When natural disasters strike, it always amazes me how many step forward to assist…with their time, money and love.
But often, the problems are not so easily seen and may not be brought to our attention by the media.
Such is the case with our libraries today. Most public libraries operate on small budgets that are funded by local revenues. And these days, many libraries are suffering…cutting down on staff hours and putting a hold on ordering new books.
My nature is a sharing one. I volunteer at local kindergartens, reading and crafting with the children and I donate a portion of the proceeds of the sale of Show Me How to three different children’s organizations.
I began thinking about the situation the libraries are in and I had an idea! To help celebrate National Library Week (April 8-14) and to enable a bunch of libraries to add new materials to their collections, why not donate some of my books?
The Show-Me-How Library Project will enable twenty-five libraries across the country to receive a copy of my book. If you would like to nominate your local library, please leave a comment on this post or on my Perfect Picture Book Friday post, telling me why you would like your library to receive one of the free books. At the end of April, we will pick twenty-five libraries (through Random.org). If your library is chosen and you would like to do a review of Show Me How on your blog/website/magazine/newspaper, I would be happy to send along a second copy, just for you!
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE SHOW-ME-HOW LIBRARY PROJECT!
- blog about this
- tweet it
- post it to your Face Book
- start a discussion on your LinkedIn groups
- Google+ it
- pin it on Pinterest
Whatever you can do to encourage everyone you know to hop on board and nominate their library would be appreciated. Who knows, I just might have to give away books to more than twenty-five libraries and perhaps this will inspire other authors to make similar donations!
If you’d like more information about Jake’s Sunday Post:
And here are some other bloggers who are doing Jake’s Sunday Post:
- SUNDAY POST: Nature (jakesprinters.wordpress.com)