Create your own story during National Library Week with the Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant

For Immediate Release
Tue, 08/10/2010


Megan McFarlane

Apply now to win $3,000 for your library

CHICAGO - Libraries seeking to share their stories and raise public awareness are encouraged to apply for the 2011 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant. The library that develops the best public awareness campaign using the National Library Week theme will be awarded $3,000 to promote its library and library services.

All proposals must use the 2011 National Library Week theme, Create your own story @ your library, which incorporates The Campaign for America’s Libraries’ @ your library brand, on any and all promotional and publicity material supporting National Library Week activities.  Guidelines for using the brand are available on the campaign website.

The grant is sponsored by Scholastic Library Publishing, a division of Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, and is administered by the Public Awareness Committee of the American Library Association (ALA). This year’s application deadline is October 1, 2010.  National Library Week is April 10-16, 2011.

A grant application form and guidelines are available on the Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant website.  Information  is also available from the ALA Public Information Office. Telephone: (800) 545-2433, ext. 2148. E-mail:

The winner will be notified and announced following the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego.  Last year’s winning application from Poudre River (Colo.) Public Library District is available on the grant website.

The Campaign for America’s Libraries is the American Library Association’s (ALA) public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians.  Thousands of libraries of all types – across the country and around the globe - use the Campaign’s @ your library® brand. The Campaign is made possible in part by ALA’s Library Champions, corporations and foundations.

Scholastic Library Publishing, a division of Scholastic, creates a multitude of products, both in print and online, for the school and public library market under the imprints of Grolier®, Children’s Press®, Franklin Watts®, and Grolier Online.®  Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children’s books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys.  The company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, and school-based and direct-to-home continuity programs; retail stores, schools, libraries and television networks; and the company’s Internet site,