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Parents and teachers (and kids!): COMICS ANTHOLOGY (BY KIDS) SEEKS SUBMISSIONS!

Free comic book day is just under 2 months away. Every year, my pal Jarod Rosello and I put together a free comics anthology. This year, which will be Jarod’s last year (sad face), we are going to do something a little bit different. We’re going to be editing together an anthology of comics made by kids to be given away for free at the Comic Swap, Inc. in State College, PA on Free Comic Book Day. We’re seeking submissions for this anthology. Here are the details: 

THEME: ANIMALS
ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists 12 years old and younger
DEADLINE: April 15th, 2014
LENGTH: 1-4 pages
PAYMENT: Contributors’ copies
Black and white submissions only. Formatted to fit in a 5.5”x8.5” book. 
Email submissions to fcbdcomic@gmail.com

Because people have been asking: You can now mail your submissions! Please send (or drop off) very high quality copies or originals to: 

FCBD Submission
Comic Swap, Inc.
110 S. Fraser St.
State College, PA 16801

If you would like your original art returned, you MUST include an envelope with enough return postage.

Please share this info with your friends and family!

 Signal boosting!

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Now that we’re rolling in book bike money (thanks again!), we’ll get cracking at making the perks we’ll be sending to all of our generous donors, and hope to have them all in the mail sometime in June.

We want to be sure especially to thank our last-minute donors Toby Greenwalt and Fernando Herrera, who pushed us beyond the 100% line and will make our summer book bike program that much better.

We expect to have extra totes, so if you didn’t get one this time around, keep an eye out for BiblioTreka programs around town this summer and get one straight off the bike!

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CPL Increases Broadband Access Through Its Innovative “Hotspot at Home” Program
Lack of internet access remains a significant barrier for people of all ages in Chicago. Help us solve this problem with our “Hotspot at Home” lending program — patrons can rent an internet hotspot for three weeks to use the internet at home.
Read more about this project in the link below and help make it happen by clicking “Applause!”
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chicagopubliclibrary:

CPL Increases Broadband Access Through Its Innovative “Hotspot at Home” Program

Lack of internet access remains a significant barrier for people of all ages in Chicago. Help us solve this problem with our “Hotspot at Home” lending program — patrons can rent an internet hotspot for three weeks to use the internet at home.

Read more about this project in the link below and help make it happen by clicking “Applause!”

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funds:RAISED!

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WE DID IT!!! There are so many people we have to thank for making this possible: Our parents, God, the producers…but most importantly, the 121 people who contributed to this campaign, most recently:

Monica Westin, Annie Magness, Susan Yackley, David Jones, Gary Taylor & Marie Case, Amber Billey, Helene Meeks, Heather Johnson, Edward Koizumi, Jan Rotter, Rachel Lovell, Moshe Marvit, Cory Malnarick, Nancy Fong, Susan Ricker, Serenity Ibsen, Sarah Myles, Moy Medina, Cinnamon Cooper, Graham Greer, and Rubyliza Gaba!

Please feel free to keep donating (11 hours to go!) and get yourself a fancy totebag filled with goodies! Any bonus funds will be used to support BiblioTreka programming throughout the summer, so the more we raise, the more we can do with our new book bike!

So Close!

Wow! So many people stepped up yesterday to help us out! We’re almost 80% funded now with just 37 hours to go. YOU can be a part of that crucial 20%! Throw us some cash here!

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Thanks to yesterday’s heroes: Jon Satrom, Regin Igloria, Seth Vanek, Sarah Yarrito, Stacy Pratt, Mary-Margaret Sweeney, Amanda Meeks, Meghan Ryan, and Adena Rivera-Dundas!

Donate, spread the word and help us make this final push to a new book bike this summer!

Even our friends at the Busy Beaver Button Co. are encouraging you to donate to save the BiblioTreka, our beloved book bike.

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Donate just $15 to get one of the BiblioTreka buttons the Busy Beavers are making for our cause! We have 60 hours left and just $1350 to raise! Every little bit will help!

Thanks today to Patrick Carr for his donation, and to Marnie Galloway, who made the button design you see above.

thank you animated GIFThere are just 3 days left of our BiblioTreka fundraiser, and we’re almost 75% funded! To give you even more incentive to donate, we’ve lowered the bar for the personalized zine (a zine all about YOU) and study zine (a zine on any topic of your choice, researched by a Read/Write Librarian!) to just $75! Supplies are extremely limited!

Meanwhile, a huge shout-out to Violet Fox, Aidan Starr, Tim Mejudhon, Jane Beeman, Cindy Womack, Jane Koskuba, and Karen Whyte for their donations in the past three days! THANK YOU!