Friday, June 3, 2011

Hugs, Cupcakes, and the 48Hour Book Challenge

It's gearing up to be a hectic month: two major NYC library advocacy events (Hug the Library, 24 Hour We Will Not Be Shushed Read In), preparing for Alex Awards committee meetings at ALA Annual, pulling off a program (Pecha Kucha: Teens and Technology) at the same library conference, and planning for our first big month of technology and job readiness programs at the library in July.

A weekend spent reading is just what I need. No, really, I mean that. I'm throwing my stack of books into the ring for the 48 Hour Book Challenge.

I'll be darting off to high-five Patience and Fortitude at the New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in the middle of my reading fest. The three library systems in New York City are facing massive budget cuts, and (fingers crossed) a hundreds-strong group of us is going to form a human chain around the building, so that we can what the event name implies: Hug the Library. (Are you in NYC or the surrounding area? You should come. You can even read while you wait for the hug to take place promptly at 2pm.)

Other than my cozy up with the library and some baking aspirations, my weekend is mostly clear. My plan is to read from 8pm Friday-8pm Sunday. I'm aiming for 20/48 hours, but maybe I can manage to stay up this time around. Here are my books:

10 comments:

susan259 said...

Good for you! I am reading tomorrow and Sunday, even though I have to work, attend the university's graduation, and my in-laws are visiting...We should have some kind of blogger meet up in New Orleans, as I will be there as well.

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Abby said...

Looks like some great books in your pile! Good luck and happy reading! I'll be starting tonight after I get off work. :)

Deb Marshall said...

First off...sending a hug from my library to yours. I'm up in Canada (small town just north of Calgary). Budgetcuts you are going through are _crazy_.

Second..way to rock out The Very Hungry Caterpillar!!!

Third...enjoy the reading!

hood_and_hat said...

Thanks for the words of encouragement, everyone! I'm totally down for a meet up in New Orleans.

Tammy said...

Good Luck! I'm cheering you on!

Alex said...

Actually, my plan is to be in the library working on some research on Saturday and Sunday, so if I can break away, I will join your hug the library chain.

Charlotte said...

I hope your reading goes well!

Meagan said...

Wish I was in the NYC to give a hug, I hope the event goes well!

MotherReader said...

If you have to take off time, then by golly taking off to Hug the Library ranks among the best reasons ever.

(As opposed to some of us who had to take 6th grade Girl Scouts to Medieval Times feast and joust.)

Paulina said...

Love that stack of books. I hope your challenge has been going well.