I am happy to announce that I have been awarded the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts, for my project, Start My Library. Thank you for all of the support!
The Book Ball was a huge success!! Thank you to all who came, I hope you had a great time! The Book Challenge was also a huge success. The Troops went far and beyond my expectations and the winning troop brought in close to 700 books! Yes, 700! Congratulations! In total the Troops brought in almost 2000 Books!! This brings the total book count for the library up to 2500 books! Wow!! Thank you for being a part of this event!
The offical opening ceremony of the Giving Library was yesterday! The managment staff of Sandoval Regional Medical Center, Sarah Cobb from Senator Udall's office, and a tv crew from Channel 7 were in attendence. Thank you to all those who came and your continuing support!
On March 28th I met with the mayor of Rio Rancho to film a segment for his monthly talk show. I'm not sure when it will air but be looking out for it!
I met with the Friends of the Rio Rancho library a few days ago and they have agreed to partner with the Giving Library. 4 times a year they will donate books to the Giving LIbrary!
The Albuquerque Journal article about my project was published yesterday! Click HERE to read it!
Yesterday I meet with a reporter from the Albuquerque Journal at the Sandoval Regional Medical Center for a interview. We took some photos and chatted for a bit about my project with my advisor Erica. Look for the article in tomorrows (Thursdays) newspaper! I'll post the link when I have it.
This past Monday I meet with Sarah Cobb, a member of Senator Udall's office here in Albuquerque. She was very supportive of the project!! She even said there is a possibility that the Senator will attend my official opening ceremony (Date coming soon)! And if he couldn't attend she said that she could attend and read a statement from the Senator. Overall a productive meeting :D
The Book Ball will be on April 13th from 2-4pm at Paradise Hills United Methodist Church! $2 admission, all girls receive a patch! There will be hair braiding, waltz lessons, a book corner, and information about the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards! The highlight of the day will be the Book Challenge! The troop that brings in the most books to be donated to the library will win a Dairy Queen Gift Card!!
I can't wait to see you all there!! Please email me at StartMyLibrary@gmail.com with the Leaders Name, Number of Girls Attending, and an address the patches can be mailed to. Money will be collected upon arrival along with signed permission slips for each girl.
Get on your competitive side for the Book Challenge! Lets see how many books we can raise!
Please down load the full flyer from the link below :D
Hello! I'm Annika, an Adult Girl Scout who has earned her Gold Award! This blog follows the project from its start to current day. Here you'll find links to interviews, general information, and photos of the project.