Monday, April 11, 2011

We So Excited About the Library!

This week is National Library Week! Do you love the library? I do! Our local library lends books and DVDs for free, gives access to computers, provides programs for kids and adults, and more. I frequent our local library about three times a month. My kids love to go to the library to check out books.

This week is the perfect time to show my appreciation to my local library. How will I do this? How else but with a music parody! Check out my very amateur video of "Library!" It's quite catchy, and you will be singing it all day!

*Note: I realize that Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris and Possession by Elana Johnson are not new releases yet. They will be new releases in the summer, and I can't wait! Earthling Hero by Anita Laydon Miller is indeed a new release now as are The Liar Society and Odd Girl In!

If you missed my last year's music parody for National Library Week. Here it is! It's a parody of "Welcome to the Black Parade" by My Chemical Romance (and I also get to see MCR in concert this week. Woot!).

38 comments:

Jeanmarie Anaya said...

Hi Kelly! New follower. Love your blog.

My local library has a great children's section so my kids love it, but their YA section sort of sucks. And since that's my favorite genre, it's a total bummer for me. Waaaa-waaaa! :( Thank God for Amazon!

brian_ohio said...

Very clever! I'm a HUGE library fan, too.

MCR is in Cleveland this Sunday... can't get tickets. ;-( My daughter is not a happy camper. They should be playing in a bigger hall.

Jonathon Arntson said...

Go Kelly! Love it. I am glad you were able to fit it in.

Now that will be stuck in my head all day and I have never heard the original.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love the library too. Which reminds me. I have some books on hold I have to pick up today. :D

Bish Denham said...

Ah Kelly! You have got to be one of the coolest moms around! I adore the library and donate children's books I buy. It's a small thing I can do.

Marisa Hopkins said...

I'm just gonna go ahead and say I love you even more after that vid. Also, you're probably the cutest person EVER.

Carolyn Abiad said...

I love the library! They're planning to close several branches here because of budget issues. :(

Her highness, Samantha VĂ©rant said...

I wish the library here had books in English! But I live in a small town and, nope, they simply don't want to order the books I want to read...

Lydia K said...

Hooray for libraries! I hope ours stays open forever.

Kelly said...

Jeanmarie - Thank you for stopping by the blog! Hoping your library strengthens the YA section!
Brian - Oh man. Would have been good brownie pts for you if you got the MCR tix! Try ebay!
Jon - Yes, that Friday song has been stuck in my head for WEEKS! You are welcome. ;)
Stina - I have to renew books today too!
Bish - Thank you! And if everyone does small things like that, the libraries and world would be a better place
Marisa, you are so incredibly sweet!
Carolyn - That is so sad!! Luckily our town just bought a big new one, but the referendum was passed before the economy tanked.
Sam- Yeah, I imagine you'll have to stick to ebooks for English books there.
Lydia - Yes, I hope there will always be a need and place for them.

Matthew MacNish said...

Oh my god you guys are so awesome! What a cool family. I love your kids chiming in from behind their books with a raised fist and an enthusiastic YEAH!

C.R. Evers said...

LOL! Girl, you are too funny. Luv it!

Yikes, that reminds me. I have some overdue books. . . ..

Denise said...

Another moving video in honor of National Library Week. Well done!

Kate said...

Horray for libraries. I visited mine twice last week.

Tina Laurel Lee said...

Haha, Kelly! I love it. And I'm with Marisa, love you even more.

You are extremely natural behind that camera and your kids are extremely natural behind the books!

Katie Mills said...

lol- your video was too stinkin' cute. Loved how you got the whole family in on it! And you're right, it is kinda catchy....library! library...!

Catherine Denton said...

Before punching the play button, I sat wondering whether I wanted that song stuck in my head all day. Ha. Curiosity won out! Your video was adorable and made WAY better sense than the Friday song.
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Candyland said...

Libraries are great. They really open a whole new world to reading and free stuff!

Candyland said...

Libraries are great. They really open a whole new world to reading and free stuff!

Kelly said...

Matthew - They had fun, and my 6th grader filmed it!
Christy - Yes, I know how it is to pay overdue fines. And I can easily renew online!
Denise - Thanks, sis!
Kate - Libraries are useful (and I lose track of time just browsing!).
Tina- My kids are voracious readers and big hams. :) Oh, just like their mom!
Katie - The kids had fun, but they finally said "enough takes!" at one point!
Catherine- Thanks for checking it out at the risk of having it in your head all day. :)
Candace - Very true. My kids go there all the time and still find new books to look at.

Jennifer Shirk said...

I just got back from my library!! Woo-hoo!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kelly, that was awesome! You should go pro.

Anita said...

This is sooo hilarious! Thanks for my cameo! How will ever beat you in our competition?!

DEZMOND said...

ah, the library in my city is probably totally different than the one in yours. Ours is situated in an ancient palace in the middle of the city and has million times more old books than new ones. And the librarians don't look any younger than the books :)

Christina Lee said...

Awesome (we need to go more though)! Off to listen to your bad self!

Christina Lee said...

I'm back!! hahahahahaha too funny (love the kid participation)!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

OMGoodness, Kelly! You are the Rock and Roll Princess! That was awesome! Even my 15 year old loved them.... (still clapping)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Ahhhhh! Haha! That was so awesome! Loved the library songs! Hehe. Your kiddos were so cute, too. Love that you pulled them into that first one. Such great energy. CANNOT WAIT TO MEET YOU AND DANCE AROUND LIKE CRAZY WITH YOU!! I just hope you won't mind my singing so much. You'll just have to sing a little louder than me and drown me out so I don't embarrass either of us. Hehe.

Ahhhh! So excited!

Tracey Neithercott said...

This was so great! You have an AMAZING voice!! I kind of wish you sang the Friday song instead of Rebecca Black. :)

Rena said...

You are too cute!

Laura Pauling said...

How did I miss this? Awesome Kelly! My daughter enjoyed them too!

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Kelly that was fab! You are hysterical (and I thought I was the only one who sang and danced around like that LOL)

Kelly said...

Jennifer- Woo hoo!
Alex - Yes, actually several bands have approached me to be in their music videos. ;) Or not.
Anita - Happy to have your book featured! And yes, you will need to shake that booty! ;)
Dezz- Ha! Your last sentence made me laugh!
Christina- Hee! Thanks for viewing!
Sharon - Aw, thanks for sharing with your daughter!
Carol - That's why I like concerts, because you can sing loudly and no one can hear! Can't wait to sing and dance Thursday with ya!
Tracey - Me, too. I'd have some of that Itunes coin! (thanks for stopping by!)
Thank you, Rena!!
Laura - Thanks for sharing with your daughter!!!
Lindsay - Glad I'm not the only one. And I do. A lot!

Susan Fields said...

That was awesome, Kelly! I always love my visits to your blog. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kelly, you are my featured blogger on Wednesday!

MG Higgins said...

Whoa, that is Awesome, Kelly! You are FABULOUS! I hope your video goes viral. :) Libraries rock!

Melissa Gill said...

Kelly! That is so awesome. I swear, will the multiple talents of writers never end? I love the library too!

PJ Hoover said...

You are totally my role model! I love this! And thank you for having my book included :)