Director Rob Reiner, fighting book banning and how art helps teens discover themselves featured on @ your website

For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/28/2010


Mark Gould

CHICAGO — An interview with Rob Reiner, director of the new movie "Flipped," how to fight book banning efforts, how teens discover themselves through the visual arts and the career of the legendary Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino are featured at this week.  The website provides information and recommended resources that everyone can take advantage of at their local library.

Other new content includes Donna Seaman’s interview with Ann Patchett, author of "Bel Canto" and "Run"; tips for hiring a competent contractor and dealing with one who isn’t; and an article about the American advertising century and the first Mad Man.

Also, check out the latest reviews from Booklist and a new addition to the site, the Likely Stories blog. Keir Graff and editors from Booklist's adult and youth departments write candidly about books, book reviewing and the publishing industry. is the website for the American Library Association’s public awareness campaign —the Campaign for America’s Libraries, which highlights the value of libraries and librarians and connects people to the free resources at their local library.

Prepared by librarians and other experts, new articles are uploaded regularly with how-tos and tips for parents, job seekers, teenagers, kids and a variety of other subjects, including the arts and entertainment.  Recommended resources are linked to the World Cat database, which provides a list of the nearest libraries where the recommended item can be accessed.  Librarians can post the site’s content on their own websites and use in their newsletters.

“We encourage you to visit your local library to find out how you can benefit from the knowledge of your librarian and use the abundant free resources available there,” Mark R. Gould, editor-in -chief of the @ your library website.

Visitors to the site can sign up for a regular newsletter for updates on new content. Visitors can also follow developments on the site on Twitter, Facebook and on the @ your library blog.

The site is underwritten by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Disney Book Group, and American Library Association Champions.