Readers to share stories on how library helped improve health

Contact: Megan McFarlane
Campaign Coordinator
mmcfarlane@ala.org
For Immediate Release
February 19, 2008

Readers asked to share stories on how library helped improve health

Where is a great place to go to find reliable and accurate information about your health? The answer is @ your library.

From now until May 11, Woman’s Day magazine, in conjunction with ALA’s Campaign for America’s Libraries, is collecting stories on how its readers have used the library to improve a family member’s or their health.

The magazine announced the initiative in its March issue, where it asks its readers aged 18 and over to submit their stories in 700 words or less. Stories can be sent to womansday@ala.org . Up to four of the submissions will be featured the March 2009 issue of Woman’s Day.

Librarians can promote this initiative locally by downloading sample promotional materials from  The Campaign for America's Libraries’ Web site. Sample tools include a press release, newsletter copy and Web button.

Woman’s Day is a Founding Partner of The Campaign for America’s Libraries, the ALA’s multi-year public awareness and advocacy campaign to promote the value of libraries and librarians. Other Founding Partners include Dollar General, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Campaign is made possible in part by ALA’s Library Champions, ALA’s highest level of corporate members, who support public awareness and advocacy for America’s Libraries.