Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Follow the Blog & WIN!

We're live, on the air, and blogging... this is it! Introducing the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library Blog!

Follow us here to get updates on what's going on in the library, what we're up to, what new services we have to offer, what books we're reading, movies we're watching, music we love/hate, and programs we're hosting! See pictures here, lists of books to read, fun crafts to make with your kids, you name it!

There are many reasons to keep up with this blog, and we promise it will be totally worth it! You'll be the first to know what's going on, plus if you follow now, you'll be entered to win a prize!

The Rules:
To win, do one, two, or all of the things listed below between now and Friday, February 10th at midnight. You must at least subscribe by email. Trust me, you'll want to! Plus, that way we'll be able to contact you if and when you win. :)
  • Start following this blog by email. This one's required. To do so, just enter your email address in the "FOLLOW BY EMAIL" box in the right sidebar. Don't forget to check your email and activate your subscription! Leave a comment below letting us know you've done this for your first entry.
  • "Like" us on Facebook. Yep, we're on Facebook, too! Go to www.facebook.com/PGTPL and like us. It'll be worth your while; we've always got cool stuff to share with you on Facebook. Don't forget to leave a comment below letting us know you "like" us to be entered.
  • Update your Facebook status with a link to this blog. Don't be shy: spread the love you have for your favorite library to your facebook friends! They'll appreciate it, and so will we. Leave a comment below letting us know you've spread the love for another entry!
  • Follow us on Twitter. We're on Twitter, too! Head to www.twitter.com/PGTPLOnline and start following us. We'll follow you back, we promise! Don't forget to comment on this blog here and let us know you're following us on Twitter for another entry.
  • Tweet about the library blog. Plain and simple, just tweet about this blog, including a link. Comment below letting us know you tweeted, and we'll give you yet another entry.

The winner will be chosen randomly. Remember, you'll be entered once for each thing we do, and that means that you can be entered up to five times! When the contest ends, we'll throw all the entries into the proverbial hat and draw one out. It's that simple! The winner will be announced after Friday, February 10. The winner will be contacted via the email they've subscribed with. After the winner has been contacted, their name will be announced on this blog. If the winner doesn't respond within ten days of the contest's end (February 10), a second winner will be chosen.

The Prize:
Surely you want to know what the prize is, right?! The wonderful, phenomenal, fabulous, delicious prize is Bread for a Year from Panera Bread!! You'll enjoy bread once a month for twelve months, and how cool is that? All for following your favorite library's blog, which is a pretty cool thing in and off itself.

Get ready, get set.... subscribe!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Winter Reading Club 2012: Be a Smart Cookie!

It's no secret I'm a cookie fanatic. I rarely turn down a cookie, especially if there's chocolate involved. Chocolate chunk, snicker doodle, sugar, peanut butter, no-bake, you name it, I'm game. Throw in a glass of ice cold milk and I'm all set.

Are you drooling on your keyboard about right now? Good! The reason I've got cookies on my mind is because of the library's Winter Reading Club theme, Be A Smart Cookie - Read! What's the Winter Reading Club, you ask? It's a winter-long reading program that encourages people of all ages to read during the winter months (Jan. 14 - Feb. 29).

Adults, teens and children can register for the Winter Reading Club online at www.plainfieldlibrary.net. Once you start logging your books in your online reading log you will automatically be entered for a chance to win the grand prize. The adult grand prize is a Kindle, the teen prize is a bundle of gift cards to Hot Topic, Rave, Starbucks and Cold Stone, and the children's grand prize is a Winter Reading gift basket full of goodies. Throughout the Winter Reading Club we will be doing random prize drawings for Papa Murphy’s Pizza cookie dough tubs, too!

Sign-up for the Winter Reading Club today and start reading!