Deadline extended for National Library Week Grant


Contact: Megan McFarlane
Coordinator
The Campaign for America's Libraries
(312) 280-2148
mmcfarlane@ala.org

NEWS
For Immediate Release
October 7, 2008

U.S. libraries of all types encouraged to apply for $3,000 to support National Library Week activities

(CHICAGO) The deadline for the Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week grant has been extended to Friday, November 14, 2008.

U.S. libraries of all types are invited to apply for a $3,000 grant that will be awarded to the best public awareness campaign that promotes the theme “Worlds connect @ your library” during National Library Week (April 12-18, 2009). Application forms and guidelines are available on The Campaign for America’s Libraries Web site www.ala.org/@yourlibrary/nlwgrant.

All proposals must use the “Worlds connect @ your library” theme, which incorporates The Campaign for America's Libraries’ “@ your library” brand, on 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.

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).

Information is also available from the ALA Public Information Office. Telephone: 800-545-2433, ext. 2148. E-mail: mmcfarlane@ala.org.

The winner will be notified and announced following the 2009 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver.  Information on last year’s winner, the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, N.C., and the winning application can be viewed at www.ala.org/@yourlibrary/nlwgrant.

Members of the National Library Week subcommittee include Lisa R. Rice, chair, Bowling Green (Ky.) Public Library; Elliot L. Appelbaum, Lexington (Ky.) Public Library; Gordon Newton Baker, Clayton State University (Ga.) and Darlene Basone, school library consultant, Ohio, Renee DiPilato, Duncan Library (Va.), Susan P. Kowalski, Pine Grove Middle School library (N.Y.), Amanda L.S. Murphy, Warren Trumbull County Public Library, Ohio, and Tony J. M. Tallent, Boulder Public Library, Colo.

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