Social Media Virtual Book Drive

Some wonderful news of holiday giving from our Social Media Guru Gina Ruiz: LATISM – Latinos in Social Media – is adopting a library, and they want your help in choosing a worthy recipient for their very first Virtual Book Drive.

They've organized the book drive as a way for their members and supporters to unite nationally and work toward a common goal – to give US Latinos, and Latino children in particular, access to books.

From December 16 to December 31st, 2010, Latinos in Social Media is asking YOU to nominate your favorite library via Twtpoll. Their goal is to donate at least 500 books to the chosen library.

Just nominate your favorite library at and tell the folks at LATISM why you think it should win. The library with the most votes will get ALL books collected during the book drive, courtesy of partnering sponsors, publishers and authors, including Grupo Nelson, Raul Ramos y Sanchez, and many more.

If you're an author or publisher and would like to participate or donate books, please write to

The winning library will be announced during the LATISM Twitter party on January 6th, 2011 (Three Kings Day). We here at the Cybils always applaud the effort to get more books into the hands of deserving kids and teens, so we encourage you to go nominate and vote!