Baseball @ your library

Contact: Megan McFarlane
Campaign coordinator
Campaign for America’s Libraries
ALA Public Information Office
312-280-2148
mmcfarlane@ala.org

NEWS
For Immediate Release
March 23, 2010

CHICAGO – Baseball fans are still waiting to hear the words, “Play ball!” But the season is already beginning for librarians who get in the game with Baseball @ your library.

Baseball @ your library is the Campaign for America’s Libraries newest community in ALA Connect, the home of the American Library Association’s (ALA) online communities. Baseball @ your library is a public forum for librarians who are interested in baseball and want to share their ideas about how the sport can be used to promote literacy and library services.

Baseball @ your library currently features a discussion on the fifth season of ALA’s and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Step Up to the Plate @ your library program.

In addition to being a place for librarians to share their ideas and passion for baseball, prizes will also be available at Baseball @ your library. The first three librarians to post a discussion on Baseball @ your library will be sent a Jackie Robinson “History Lives” poster.

ALA Connect is open to all and provides community members with an arena to post their own programming ideas and discuss Campaign initiatives.

For more information on ALA Connect, visit http://connect.ala.org.

The Campaign for America’s Libraries ( www.ala.org/@yourlibrary), 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.