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I mentioned the Veronica Mars Kickstarter last month (which, by the way ended up being funded for $5.7 Million).

There’s another Kickstarter I want to mention, because it’s library related: Circulating Ideas, the Librarian Interview Podcast. You may remember that twice I’ve been a guest of Steve Thomas on this podcast, once in July 2012 and a second time in January 2013.

From Kickstarter: “I’d like to expand the show so that I can do in-person interviews at conferences, improve the overall sound quality, and more!” There is a goal of $2,000 by May 17, 2013. The good news is that it’s already been fully funded! It happened in the first two days, before I even had a chance to blog about it!

Still, I wanted to post about it because, as pointed out, Steve is a friend. Also, there are stretch goals that Steve is now aiming for.

There’s also a children’s literature connection: one of the pledge rewards is “NYT bestselling author (and former guest of the podcast) Tom Angleberger will do a custom drawing for you of any character(s) from his Origami Yoda books + signed copy of “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda” (you pick the inscription!)

Finally, I’m just getting acquainted with Kickstarter so I’m intrigued to see, via Circulating Ideas, how this works. I’ll be following it not just through May 17, but also afterwards.

Any other library related projects? Share in the comments!


About Elizabeth Burns

Looking for a place to talk about young adult books? Pull up a chair, have a cup of tea, and let's chat. I am a New Jersey librarian. My opinions do not reflect those of my employer, SLJ, YALSA, or anyone else. On Twitter I'm @LizB; my email is


  1. Thanks, Liz! There are (at least) 5 other library-related projects running on Kickstarter now:

    Including a Little Free Library with a TARDIS theme!

  2. Elizabeth Burns says:

    Thanks, Steve!