National Bookmobile Day 2013 materials now available

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/12/2013

Contact:

John Amundsen
Communications Specialist
Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS)
1-800-545-2433 ext. 2140
jamundsen@ala.org

CHICAGO — Materials for National Bookmobile Day 2013 are now available for download at www.ala.org/bookmobiles. These free and customizable resources will help libraries plan festivities for the fourth annual celebration of National Bookmobile Day on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Materials available for download include publicity templates, logos and sticker templates, as well as flyers and bookmarks and images for use on Facebook. To make the most of these free resources, OLOS’ Columns Blog will present a series of posts on marketing your events, focusing on the available templates, flyers and event ideas.   

National Bookmobile Day celebrates the more than 900 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 14-20), 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).