Monday, April 2, 2018

Comments for a Cause - Latimer Little Free Library

Comments for a Cause - Latimer Little Free Library
April is here and it is time to start a new month's worth of Comments for a Cause.  But before we move on to April's cause, let's go over the stats for The Do More Agriculture Foundation.  I believe mental health in agriculture is such an important issue that I added all of my comments from February and March to go towards their efforts.  During that time I had a total of 155 comments which resulted in a donation of $77.50 to Do More Ag.  Thank you all so much for your comments and support for spreading awareness and resources for mental health.

Now for April, I'm excited to helping a local project that is near and dear to my heart, the Latimer Little Free Library.  I am donating $0.50 for every comment made on my blog in April to help the CAL Kindergarten Class's Book Drive for the Latimer Little Free Library.

Comments for a Cause - Latimer Little Free Library

In 2014 I campaigned to the Latimer City Council to use an open lot in downtown to put up a Little Free Library.  The Council unanimously voted to let me use the lot and I have been the steward of Little Free Library #11710 for close to four years now.  Thanks to the Latimer City Council and several community members, books have been available to citizen of all ages 365 days a year.  And now, thanks to my local school district's CAL Kindergarten Class, we'll be adding more books!

The CAL Kindergarten has been learning about taking action to help address local, regional and global problems in their Social Studies unit and as a class, they decided to do a Book Drive to get more books for the Latimer Little Free Library.  I was touched to get contacted by their teacher, Mrs. Koenen, and to hear about their excitement for the campaign.  The Kindergarten class made posters to spread awareness about their Book Drive, and they even made this commercial to share with the students at CAL Community School.


They are also planning on having a Lemonade Stand to raise money for the Latimer Little Free Library and after their campaign is over, they're going to help me give the Little Free Library a new coat of paint.  The Kindergartners enthusiasm is contagious and I wanted to help them out, so I'm donating $0.50 for every comment made on my blog all month long towards their Book Drive!

What is your favorite book?  Do you have a Little Free Library in your neighborhood?  Remember to Comment for a Cause all month long to support the CAL Kindergartners taking action in their local community!  I look forward to keeping you posted on their efforts!

22 comments:

  1. I love cozy mysteries, but my favorite children's book is Make Way for Ducklings. Captain Kangaroo introduced me to it and it's always my favorite.

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    1. I'll have to check out that book, especially if Captain Kangaroo recommended it! :)

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  2. wonderful cause - Latimer is my home town and will always have a special place in my heart - CAL is where I learned to read and I have been reading all my life - can't single out a favorite book off the top of my head\

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    1. Love this! Thank you so much for commenting. CAL and Latimer are definitely special places.

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  3. So excited that your cause is the Little Free Library and that CAL is helping to get more books for your library! I love this cause, of course, and will be back to comment often. Way to go, Val!

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  4. I absolutely love that you do this and the fact that the kindergartners are helping out makes it even better. I'll bet they will be even more excited to use it now too! 💕

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    1. It is a lot of fun working with the Kindergartners on the Little Free Library this spring. :)

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  5. Love libraries and the kindergartners.

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  6. My 16 month old Granddaughters love bringing a book to have you read. Congratulations on 4 years!!!

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    1. Love to hear that. My kids love dropping off book and picking out new books from the Little Free Library too.

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  7. This brought tears to my eyes, Val! I'm so proud of these kids!! Looking forward to painting!

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  8. This is awesome! Such a great idea for you to get started and now for the Kindergarteners to get involved!

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    1. Thanks! I'm excited to have the Kindergartners be active and engaged with the Little Free Library!

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  9. What a great idea! I moved to Latimer two years ago and love the town! One of my favorite children’s authors is Mo Willems!

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    1. Love to hear that. I moved to the Latimer area over ten years ago now and I too love the community!

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  10. I loved the commercial! I enjoyed reading the Eric Carle books to my girls when they were little.

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    1. Isn't the commercial great! It will bring a smile to anyone's face :) Eric Carle is a great children's author. We have many of his books in my family's personal collection, as well as we've had some of his books go in and out of the Little Free Library through the years.

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  11. What a great project for our small community!

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