View Full Version : Help Oklahoma Win 50,000 New Books

09-04-2009, 10:40 AM
I am a frequent visitor here, but have ever posted. I don't really have any insider info. on OKC happenings. I'm just a teacher. However, I thought the group would like to know about a contest that could help Oklahoma kids.

Oklahoma's libraries could use your votes in a contest to win 50,000 new books for our state. Oklahoma is currently leading in the voting, but Kentucky has often taken the lead. Oklahoma won in 2007, but Kentucky won 2008--I don't think this should happen again.

Voting is simple. Click on the link below, select Oklahoma from the drop-down list in the field called "Where would you like to send 50,000 new books?" and click on Submit.

None of the other fields are required, so you can skip them if you want.

You can vote as many times as you like - once every 24 hours, and you can keep voting through September 30.

In order to win the 50,000 books everyone needs to vote in the First Book

What Book Got You Hooked? (

Thanks, and sorry if this is a first post faux pas.

USG '60
09-05-2009, 11:13 AM
I just did it and it shows Oklahoma in No 1 spot. That is a pleasant surprise. I hope others pile on here and keep us on the top.

09-05-2009, 11:26 AM
Thanks for the vote. This is a great program that should benefit a large number of Oklahoma students if we are successful.

09-05-2009, 11:43 AM
What a great post. I just voted!

09-05-2009, 12:15 PM
I voted. Oklahoma is still on top.

Thanks for the post, and welcome to OKCTalk.

09-05-2009, 03:50 PM
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. And thanks to my momma, who taught me to read.

old okie
09-06-2009, 08:20 AM
Great post! Just voted. Will continue to do so for the month. As a retired teacher, I can see the value of this one! Thanks for bringing it up here.

09-06-2009, 06:05 PM
I just voted... Here's hoping the Oklahoma youth gets the imaginations they deserve.

09-06-2009, 09:08 PM
We did this last year and Oklahoma won... it was pretty cool.. thanks for the update.

Low-Income Preschoolers To Get Free Books
AP - 8/3/2007 8:33 AM - Updated 8/3/2007 8:41 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oklahoma is the winner in a national online contest to donate 50,000 books to kids. First Book is a national, nonprofit literacy organization. The group conducted the competition in June and July. Members of the public were allowed to vote once daily for the state they wanted to receive the books.

First Book officials say Oklahoma got about 34,000 votes of the 133,000 cast.

Dorling-Kindersley publishers donated 50,000 new volumes. Oklahoma organizations with literacy programs throughout the state have applied to distribute some of the books.

In second place was Nebraska, with 5,000 fewer votes than Oklahoma.

The contest marked First Book's 15th anniversary of operation and its 50 millionth book donation.

09-07-2009, 06:02 AM
thanks for bringing this to my attention. And thanks to my momma, who taught me to read.


09-07-2009, 01:36 PM
i just voted, i think this is great

09-07-2009, 02:48 PM
got my vote in for today

09-08-2009, 06:14 AM
Oh, no! Kentucky is in the lead again!

Don't forget to revote everyday.

Please, recruit your family and friends to join the effort.

09-08-2009, 07:43 AM
Just voted, we're in 2nd as of now.

09-08-2009, 10:08 AM
I feel like I'm in Chicago or sumthin, As I'm voting early and often

09-11-2009, 10:07 AM
Oklahoma is back on top! To stay there, everyone needs to keep voting. Tell your friends and family to help support the state's young readers.

09-12-2009, 02:02 PM
We're back on top. Keep it up.

09-15-2009, 11:26 PM
Behind again. Spread the word.

09-16-2009, 04:54 AM
here bookie bookie

09-16-2009, 06:00 PM
Looked again tonight, we're getting leapfrogged. matters now stand at:

1. Hawaii
2. Kentucky
3. Oklahoma
4. Alabama
5. Nebraska
6. West Virginia

09-16-2009, 06:57 PM
I was thinking about this, but 50,000 new books is like a multi-million dollar gift. We really should get more people in on this.

09-21-2009, 04:02 AM
I voted.

1. Hawaii
2. Kentucky
3. Oklahoma
4. Alabama
5. North Carolina

22. Washington


09-21-2009, 04:10 AM
keep on voting

09-21-2009, 04:41 AM
is there somebody who can let Tulsa know about this? Maybe they can help.

09-21-2009, 08:16 AM
yeah seriously, it's not an OKC vs. Tulsa thing, one of you Tulsa forum posters should post it on your boards.