Change your world @ your library theme for National Library Week 2006; $5,000 National Library Week Grant available

Contact: Megan Humphrey
Campaign Coordinator
mhumphrey@ala.org
For Immediate Release
July 26, 2005

ALA, Scholastic Library Publishing announce
2006 National Library Week Grant

"Change Your World @ your library®" named official theme

(CHICAGO) All types of libraries across the United States are invited to apply for the 2006 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant, which will be awarded to a single library for the best public awareness campaign incorporating the official theme, "Change Your World @ your Library®" during National Library Week (April 2-8, 2006).

The grant is sponsored by Scholastic Library Publishing and is administered by the Public Awareness Committee of the American Library Association (ALA). This year’s application deadline is October 17, 2005.

All proposals must use the "Change Your World @ your library" theme, 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 Web site at www.ala.org/@yourlibrary under the "download logos" section.

A grant application form and guidelines are available on The Campaign for America’s Libraries Web site at www.ala.org/@yourlibrary/nlwgrant . Information also is available from the ALA Public Information Office. Telephone: 800-545-2433, ext. 4020. E-mail: mhumphrey@ala.org.

The winner will be notified and announced at the 2006 ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Antonio. Information on last year’s winner, the Haverford Township Free Library, Haverford, Pa., and the winning application can be viewed at www.ala.org/@yourlibrary/nlwgrant .

For more information about The Campaign for America’s Libraries, visit the campaign’s Web site at www.ala.org/@yourlibrary .

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology. 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 TM .