Contact: Laura Schulte-Cooper
ALSC Program Officer
(312) 280-2165
lschulte@ala.org

 

NEWS
For Immediate Release
June 24, 2008

ALSC updates Kids! @ your library® campaign

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announces the latest updates to its Kids! @ your library® public awareness campaign.

The latest additions to the campaign’s online tool kit include: The Library Dragon readers theater script; line art adapted from children’s illustrator Michael P. White’s Kids! Campaign artwork; a bibliography of books about kids and libraries; a list of songs for kids about reading and libraries; a Dr. Seuss-themed hidden treasure puzzle; and a Dr. Seuss mad lib game. They are all free to download from www.ala.org/kids and use in your library and community.

ALSC has teamed up with JanWay and Kidstamps to make Kids! Campaign art available to librarians on temporary tattoos and rubber stamps. For information about tattoos, contact JanWay at 1 (800) 877-5242. Mention ALSC’s customer number (26981). You will not be charged a set-up fee; it has already been paid by ALSC. For information on rubber stamps, contact Kidstamps at: www.kidstamps.com or 1 (800) 727-5437 (phone).. Again there is no set-up charge.

ALSC is offering ten $100 cash prizes to libraries for the best use of Kids! Campaign materials. Contest details are posted at www.ala.org/ala/alsc/contest. Entries are due on Oct. 15, and winners will be announced at the 2009 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

For more information about the Kids! @ your library® Campaign and to check out all the free tool kit materials available, visit www.ala.org/kids and click on the tool kit link.

ALSC is the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,200 children's and youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty, ALSC is committed to creating a better future for all children by creating better opportunities. To learn more about ALSC, visit its Web site at www.ala.org/alsc.