New resources for celebrating National Bookmobile Day 2011 available

For Immediate Release
Fri, 02/25/2011

Contact:

John Amundsen

CHICAGO – Materials for National Bookmobile Day 2011 are now available for download at www.ala.org/bookmobiles. These free and customizable resources will help libraries plan festivities for the second annual celebration of National Bookmobile Day on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

Materials available for download include publicity templates, logos, sticker templates, as well as flyers and bookmarks featuring National Bookmobile Day 2011 Honorary Chair Audrey Niffenegger, acclaimed author of "The Time Traveler’s Wife" and "The Night Bookmobile."

National Bookmobile Day celebrates the more than 800 bookmobiles and the dedicated bookmobile staff that provides vital library services to its communities.   National Bookmobile Day is an opportunity for Americans to express their support for these important mobile institutions. For more than 100 years, bookmobiles have delivered information, technology and resources for life-long learning to Americans of all walks of life. 

National Bookmobile Day, begun in 2010, is celebrated in conjunction with National Library Week (April 10-16), and honors mobile delivery outreach as an integral and vital part of library service in the United States.   National Bookmobile Day is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS), and the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).