What creative ways can you advocate for libraries?  We can't wait for National Library Week to roll around again.  Please comment below and share your ideas and activities!
 
 
We can't wait to hear from you!  Don't forget to document your participation by voting for libraries.  And we hope you send us a photo!  Send your photos to freeze.n.read@gmail.com
 
 
I'm so excited!  Everyone text, tweet, IM everyone you know and ask them to Freeze-n-Read 4 Libraries @ 4pm today!  Don't forget to ask them to vote 4 libraries on the Freeze page to register their participation.  We can make a difference if everyone participates!
 
 
Joyce Valenza mentioned us in her blog, today.  I am overwhelmed.  Thank you, Joyce!

Will people actually Freeze-n-Read on Saturday?  How will we know?  Does it matter?  What matters is libraries.  Will this make a difference?
 
Random thoughts 04/13/2010
 
In looking at "A Nation Without School Librarians" map, I saw that my alma mater is eliminating their library program this year.  I am so sad.
I am also sad that I cannot freely share our work on Freeze-n-Read 4 Libraries with my colleagues in our district.  When we returned from spring break, Weebly was blocked.  I have a number of websites (one has won an award) made with Weebly, so if this turns out to be permanent, I have lost the use of months of work.  I should find out tomorrow.
It was suggested that I set up a Flickr account for the pictures we hope will pour in on and after 4.17.10.  I'm working on it.  Flickr is definitely blocked in our district...but that may not matter now.  I'll keep you posted. :)
 
Google Shock 04/13/2010
 
I Googled Freeze-n-Read tonight and found SO MANY sites where people are promoting Freeze-n-Read 4 Libraries...thank you so much everyone!  I can't wait to see what happens with this!  Our hope is that we have an outpouring of participation, of course.  Regardless, this has been a wonderful learning experience for our staff. 
 
 
Wesley Fryer (Moving at the Speed of Creativity) supports Freeze-n-Read 4 Libraries!!!!  Read his excellent blog post here!
 
 
It is SO EASY to do!  ALA has created a webpage (ALA Legislative Action Center) that makes it extremely simple to contact the legislators in your district about key current legislation concerning libraries.  Click here, enter your zip code and then fill out the form.  The deadline to send the "Dear Appropriator" letter (email) is April 14th...so act today!
 
 
We have had 775 visitors to our site (Yea!), but only 56 people have "Voted 4 Libraries!"  Please care enough for libraries to plan to Freeze-n-Read and vote!  Ask your friends to do the same!
 
 
I looked at our Clustrmap this morning and it had jumped from 11 views in the US to over 460 views coming from 10 different countries!  Thank you, Richard!  Wouldn't it be great if we had participation from all these places?  See it here:  http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/04/freeze-n-read-4-libraries.html#links
 
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