Deadline extended for National Library Week Grant

Contact: Megan McFarlane
Campaign Coordinator
Campaign for America’s Libraries
ALA Public Information Office

For Immediate Release
September 24, 2009

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 6, 2009.

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 “Communities thrive @ your library” during National Library Week (April 11-17, 2010). The 2010 grant application is an electronic form, which can be accessed from the Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Web site at Guidelines are also available on the Web site.

All proposals must use the “Communities thrive @ 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 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:

The winner will be notified and announced following the 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston. Information on last year’s winner, the Moline Public Library of Moline, Ill., and the winning application can be viewed at

Members of the 2009-2010 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.), Renee DiPilato, Duncan Library (Va.), Susan P. Kowalski, Pine Grove Middle School library (N.Y.), Bev Obert of the Rolling Prairie Library System (Ill.), Tony J. M. Tallent, Boulder Public Library, Colo. and Lisa Powell Williams of the Moline (Ill.) Public Library.

The Campaign for America’s Libraries, ( is ALA’s public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians. Thousands of libraries of all types – across the country and around the globe - use the Campaign’s @ your library® brand. The Campaign is made possible by ALA’s Library Champions, corporations and foundations that advocate the importance of the library in American society.

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.® Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys. The company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, and school-based and direct-to-home continuity programs; retail stores, schools, libraries and television networks; and the company's Internet site,