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I love to work with quality brands that reflect my family’s values and interests! This page will help you discover who we are, what we like, and whether your product or service is a good fit for coverage on Into The Library. Be sure to read through the policies that are relevant to your pitch, and then contact me at when you’re ready to chat!


Meet The Belleques! My name is Alena, and I am the author and editor of Into The Library. My little family of three (soon to be four) lives in northern Illinois, about two hours west of downtown Chicago. Nick and I have been married since March 2007, we welcomed Serenity into our family in April 2012, and we’re expecting a baby boy in fall 2016. As a family, we love to play games, watch movies, take fun trips, read books, listen to music, and play together (read more about our story, here). Living an eco-friendly and health-conscious life is important to us – we try to buy organic and eat local as much as possible, while balancing the realities of the economy and community in which we live. We are involved in local ministries as we continue our educations, preparing for full-time international volunteer work with an NGO that fights sex-trafficking, restores victims, and works to prevent trafficking in at-risk communities around the world.

Stuff We’re Into
Books + Movies + Music + Games + Tech

Alena – 30 years old, loves all of the above, and is a photographer

Nick – 30 years old, loves books, movies, and games

Serenity – 4 years old, preschooler, loves books, movies, and games

Baby Boy – coming soon!


General Sponsorship Information

This blog accepts sponsorship in the form of items and services for review consideration, affiliate links, lifestyle advertorials, guest posts, adspace, brand ambassadorships, and sponsorship to events, trade shows, retreats, and conferences.

If you are interested in working with me on any of the above, or have another idea you’d like to run by me, please familiarize yourself with my blog, read the following policies, and then shoot me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!

Review Policies

I accept books, movies, music, games, tech, and services for review consideration, however I only include blog and social media coverage for those items that I determine, after careful consideration and testing, to be an authentic fit with our family and with my vision for this blog. While I am very careful to only request items I believe will be a good fit, if something should prove to not be a good fit I reserve the right to decline coverage, at my sole discretion. All items sent are mine to keep, and will not be returned, excepting for test programs we opt into personally, such as test driving a car, or for compensated electronics reviews, etc.

Want to see a book featured on Into The Library? Please read my Book Review Policies page for more information.

Rates are available upon request, for sponsored content; I only provide free coverage to select charities and non-profits I support, though there is no fee for products provided for review, as long as the total value exceeds $20 (excluding books and music, for which there is no fee).

Compensated Links are always “nofollow”, no exceptions; please do not request “dofollow” links for sponsored content, including reviews.

I do not provide free coverage on this blog; please respect my contribution to your work.

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