Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Children's Book Winner! A Friend For Macaroni by Terri DelNegro

Thanks to all who entered our give-away for:

HUGE CONCATULATIONS
TO THE LUCKY WINNER
LISTED BELOW:
a Rafflecopter giveaway




This win is extra sweet and extra special. Kathe had left this comment on the give-away post: "This is a lovely book and if I am lucky enough to be the winner it will be donated to our Weed Library...our library burned down in the Boles Wildfire in September 2014 and we relocated in April of 2015 to another building in downtown Weed. This April our Children's Library opened up in the same building and we doubled our space! Cheers!"  This comment deeply touched me. I had asked Kathe to email me, and told her if she wasn't selected as the winner, that I would give her my copy of this darling book.

When I mentioned this to the author, Terri DelNegro, she told me that even if Kathe wasn't selected as the lucky winner, she would be more than happy to send her a copy which will enable me to keep my copy.

The stars were aligned! Kathe was chosen at random as the winner!!! She had sent me photos of the library that was destroyed by the fire, and photos of the new library.

Library after the fire

Photo of the new Library
which was built in a historic building
that was previously used as a bank

Library grand opening April 2015
New sign for the NEW Library
The new Children's Library
a lot of the furniture was
hand-crafted by local wood artisans
Mother and son reading at new library


 I couldn't be happier that this book is not only going to a good "home", but that it is going to bring countless children so much joy!!

Kathe is a blogger, her blog name is "It's a Snap" I linked to it, be sure to visit!!   

41 comments:

  1. That is so awesome! I'm so glad that the kids in Weed will get to have this book in their new library. California fires are brutal.

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  2. Congratulations to the winner with a heart of gold :) Pawkisses for a Happy Day :) <3

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  3. Sounds like it was truly meant to be! Happy to hear the new library will get a new book.

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  4. When I discovered the library at my elementary school, it changed my life! Reading as a child opens up EVERYTHING...yay to the winner!

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    1. Thanks for that memory...I was the same. I remember looking longingly at books with words that were too difficult for me to read at about age 6

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  5. Oh Kathe will be so happy. She has a houseful of visitors right now so she's not blogging much. She'll be so happy.

    Have a purrfect day Cody. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

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    1. Yep she IS happy!!! She already knows! I wrote the post a few days ago and emailed her :)
      Love you!

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    2. Oh goody. I emailed her this morning. Just in case. Love you back. ♥♥♥

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  6. it is so heartbreaking when a library burns down. Glad they were able to rebuild.

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  7. Congrats to the winner...that book looks great =)
    So sad to hear about the library but glad they were able to rebuild.
    Libraries are one of the greatest things! I can remember going to them as a kid to "get away" from things and escape into ta book.

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  8. It's so nice that Kathe won and shared the story of the library. Don't you love the beautiful kid sized bench in the last picture?
    xxoo
    Maggie

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    1. I sure do!!! And...I LOVE that I believe it was hand-made too! xoxo

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  9. What a beautiful library ! We're glad they could rebuild it. Concatulations to the winner ! Purrs

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  10. Wow, Kathe certainly was the perfect winner for this giveaway. That is wonderful that they were able to rebuild.

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  11. conga ratz two Kathe & her library !! ♥♥♥☺☺☺

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  12. How totally wonderful. I mean it.

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  13. The new library sure is nice!

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  14. Love how the new library looks - such a great place for kids to enjoy! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  15. Concatualtions to Kathe and to the library! What a wonderful win!

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  16. How amazing how the right person won. Concats to her.

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  17. Congratulations to Kathe! That's so great that the book will be in the new Weed library!

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  18. I really liked the new library looks!!
    gabe

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  19. Concats to Kathe & her library !! It's wonderful to have a new library... And I do like the name " Weed " ! Grow like weed... I guess =^x^=

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  20. Hi - Thanks for letting me know about the issue with my rafflecopter giveaway. I was out of town with spotty internet and wasn't able to fix it until just now. All fixed so should be easier to enter now. Happy Friday!

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    1. You are welcome!! I entered when it was wonky ;)

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  21. This post makes me so happy! And I bet it made Kathe happy, too! A huge congratulations! This was obviously meant to be. Thank you for sharing these pictures, too. The new library looks amazing, and I absolutely love that a lot of the wooden furniture is handcrafted by local artisans. Talk about a community united!

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    1. It made me happy too!!! You are most welcome and thanks! I love that furniture too, what talent!

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  22. Love reading your blog, thanks for the share!

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  23. Absolutely wonderful for the winner. XXOO

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  24. The aligned stars did very well. What a wonderful result. Hearty congrats to Kathe! Wow, to the new library.

    Penny's fictional human,

    Gary :)

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  25. That's so lovely. Congrats to to Kathe!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  26. What a worthy winner of what looks like a great book. I hope the children love it.

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  27. Congratulation to the winner.
    It's a real nice new library
    I love this old building.
    Bonne soirée
    Nat à Chat

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  28. Such generosity all around! Sunday purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang!

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  29. Oh Meow, dat's really pawsum. Concats.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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