Initiatives & Projects
The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times "I Love my Librarian" Award - Each year, thousands of library supporters nominate their librarians for the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award, and 10 winners are selected. Nominations come in from every state for librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries, and all of the nominations are inspiring; people love their librarians!
2014 was the seventh year of the award, which will continue annually through 2015. Read about winners of the award and nominate a librarian at ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian.
Library Card Sign-up Month - Each year thousands of public and school libraries come together each fall in a national effort to remind parents and children that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Library Card Sign-up Month was launched in 1987.
In 2014 legendary comic book creator, Stan Lee, served as Honorary Chair for Library Card Sign-up Month. Lee donated his image for a print public service announcement (PSA) that ALA placed in magazines during the month of September. Librarians can download the PSA as is or have it customized with the library’s own logo at no cost.
Snoopy will serve as Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month in 2015!
National Library Week - First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week (April 12-18, 20145 is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate. Learn more about National Library Week and download free tools at ala.org/nlw. Unlimited possibilities @ your library is the theme for National Library Week 2015. Best-selling author and literacy advocate David Baldacci will serve as Honorary Chair in 2015.
Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant - U.S. libraries of all types are invited to apply for the Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week grant. The $3,000 grant is awarded annually to the best public awareness campaign promoting the current National Library Week theme.