Jamie Lee Curtis National Library Week 2009 print public service announcement and other tools available

Contact: Megan McFarlane
Campaign Coordinator
312-280-2148
mmcfarlane@ala.org

NEWS
For Immediate Release
January 20, 2009

CHICAGO – New York Times bestselling children’s author and actress Jamie Lee Curtis, the honorary chair of National Library Week (April 12-18, 2009), will lend her image to a print public service announcement (PSA) featuring the 2009 National Library Week theme, “Worlds connect @ your library.” The PSA is also available for libraries to use in their public relations efforts.

Other tools include a proclamation, sample press release and letter-to-the-editor, as well as scripts for use in radio public service announcements (PSAs). Materials are available in both English and Spanish

Libraries can download materials, including the PSA, for free at www.ala.org/nlw.

ALA Graphics products supporting the “Worlds connect” theme are also available. In addition to traditional posters and bookmarks, libraries can also purchase mini posters, luggage tags and a banner. All National Library Week products can be purchased through the ALA Store at www.alastore.ala.org.

Libraries planning to participate in “Worlds connect @ your library” themed programming are encouraged to share their stories with the Campaign for America’s Libraries, by sending an e-mail to atyourlibrary@ala.org.

National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use.