Deadline extended for National Library Week Grant

For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/28/2010

Contact:

Megan McFarlane

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

CHICAGO – Celebrate your library's role in helping patrons begin the next chapter in their lives every day. By applying now for the 2011 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week grant, your library could win $3,000 to do just that. The deadline for 2011 grant has been extended to Friday, Oct. 22, 2010.

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 Create your own story @ your library during National Library Week (April 10-16, 2011). Applying is easy with the 2011 grant electronic form application. Visit the National Library Week website at www.ala.org/nlwgrant, to access the application, guidelines and previous winners’ applications.

All proposals must use the Create your own story @ 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 website 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 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. Information on last year’s winner, the Poudre River Public Library, Fort Collins, Colo., and the winning application can be viewed at www.ala.org/nlwgrant.

Members of the 2010-2011 National Library Week subcommittee include Holly Carroll Clark, Poudre River Public Library (Colo.), 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 (www.ala.org/@yourlibrary) 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.

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, www.scholastic.com.