Monday, December 26, 2011

The Library Kid's 2012 Contest

The 2012 Library Kid's Contest

What would you do if you found a library like the one in The Library Kid's Series?

The Contest Rules are as follows:

Write an essay in Word Document Format, and send your entry through email (or send text through email) indicating what you would do if you found a secret magical library like the one in the The Library Kid's Series.

You need to have read at least the first book and your answer must be 500 words or less and must comply with the rules of the Library.

The contest is open to all United State's Citizens of all 50 states. There will be two parts to the contest. One is for adults (18 years and older) and the other is for children (ages 7 to 18).  One entry per person.

The author of The Library Kids, Rita Jean Moran, will be the judge for this contest. The contest begins on December 26, 2011 and ends at midnight on November 02, 2012. First place will receive $100 and second place will receive $50. These prizes will be given to both the adult and child winners of the contest.

Please send your contest entry to:

Include the following:

Your name
Your email address
Your City
Your State
Your Age (or indicate adult)
Your essay answer
The books in the series you have read.

All entries will be the property of The Library Kids and the winners' names, cities, states and answers will be posted. The prizes will be mailed after the winners are chosen and announced.

Have fun!

I can't wait to see all of your entries.  By the way, I am on facebook and would appreciate it, if you click the Like or Share button.  You can ask questions or make comments and check for some announcements.  Have a blessed New Year!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sears Catalog and the Internet

Today, the power of the internet allows us to practically order all of the things we need such as food, cars, books, clothes, cleaners, appliances and toys online and have it delivered to our homes.  It's amazing and an absolute time saver.  However, is the concept a new one?  I can't help but remember hearing about the Sears mail-order catalog when I grew up.  It was a long awaited catalog that people were able to order practically anything they needed from the catalog and have it delivered to their home.  They could even purchase a ready-made home kit to put together from the catalog.  A man named Richard Sears started the company in 1887 in Chicago, Illinois.  He hired a partner named Alvah C. Roebuck in 1893, and called their company, Sears Roebuck and Company.

The idea of "The Wish Book" also started with Sears Catalog.  The Sears Christmas catalog became synonymous with "The Wish Book."  Today, Sears has an online store.

So we have gone from a paper mail-order society, to an electronic online store society in about 100 years since the beginning of Sears and Roebuck and Company.

By Rita Jean Moran (

Friday, December 2, 2011

Students Can Publish a Book

Along my journeys with The Library Kids, I found out about an opportunity to self-publish a book by students through a school or library.  It is through Student Treasures.  One of the schools I visited, received a deal for free publishing and published their own book.  Here is a link to their site.  Perhaps it can be of interest to your school or church or library.   Enjoy!

By Rita Jean Moran (