Monday, July 22, 2013

Meet Isadora, perhaps the coolest blogger in the whole blogosphere

Here's a fabulous story from right here in my own community...

When Isadora Dukehart, a seventh-grader and avid reader in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, learned that the budget for her school district's library system was being slashed, she decided to do something about it.

The intrepid bibliophile launched a blog with the twin goals of raising money for the libraries and also garnering book donations from publishers.

And it worked.

More then 200 books have been donated by generous publishing houses, and she's received some monetary donations for the school district, too.

But don't take my word for it.

Read the story of Isadora's accomplishments in this news article by Vanessa Pellechio in The Evening Sun.

And check out her blog — cleverly titled Because I Read So — and her Facebook page.

Maybe you, too, will be inspired to help out with her oh-so-worthy cause.

I'll leave you with these thoughts from Isadora on her blog's About page:

"My library is my place of refuge and solace. In a good book, I can visit faraway lands, worlds beyond this one, or go just down the street. And in these times of economic challenge, I think we need, more than ever, access to reading materials."

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