This week’s giveaway is brought to you by Book Pig, which is a Netflix-style book rental club for children. The online children’s book club offers a convenient and inexpensive way for dads and moms to help their kids read more. Book Pig is a cheaper alternate to bookstores for dads and moms. For instance, if your kids read 15 books this summer, the books will cost about $105 (based on an average retail price of $7 per book). With Book Pig, the cost is only $36 to rent the 15 books (5 books a month at $12 per month for three months). You can check out books for free at libraries, but with Book Pig there are no wait lists and late fees. Thanks to Book Pig, I’m giving away three $40 gift certificates on my dad blog.
Dads and moms, check out the Acer and Intel K-12 School Library Makeover Contest. Two deserving K-12 school libraries will be awarded ten new Acer Aspire Timeline notebook computers (valued at nearly $10,000) and two all-in-one desktop computers. School staff members, teachers, dads, moms, students, geeks, and vampires are encouraged to submit an application for their favorite school. The application process is fairly short (school name, contact, address, phone, email, and a brief statement explaining why the school deserves to win a library makeover).