“DIY @ your library” for Teen Tech Week, materials for National Library Week among gems in new ALA Graphics catalog

For Immediate Release
Mon, 10/21/2013

Contact:

Rachel Johnson
Director, ALA Graphics
ALA Graphics
312-280-5040
rjohnson@ala.org

CHICAGO — Dozens of exciting new products that are bound to inspire and excite readers in schools and libraries across the nation are spotlighted in the new ALA Graphics Winter 2013 catalog. Featured on the cover is YALSA’s 2014 Teen Tech Week™ theme — DIY @ your library®. From makerspaces and coding classes to online knitting clubs, you can use the new poster and bookmark to show that libraries can connect in meaningful ways with the teens in your community. The Teen Tech Week™ DIY CD, which includes the layered poster and bookmark files, along with easy-to-print PDFs, program ideas and Web files, allows you to take it to the next level. With some design experience, you can customize your posters and bookmarks, create new promotional materials and brand your entire TTW program.

Lives Change @ your library® is the theme of National Library Week, April 13-19, 2014. The Lives Change CD, which includes options for both National Library Week and School Library Month, allows all types of libraries — school, public, academic and special — to customize materials to fit their specific demographics. If you’re less design-savvy or simply in need of quick and easy promotions, you can order printed posters, mini-posters and bookmarks. ALA President Barbara Stripling’s “Declaration for the Right to Libraries,” featured on a new poster, serves as a strong public statement of the value of libraries. Libraries and library supporters can use the newly available Declaration Signing Poster to hold signing ceremonies where community members, organizations and officials can visibly sign and stand up for their right to have vibrant public, school, academic and special libraries in their communities.

Two characterful new posters with accompanying bookmarks are also launching. Stephan Pastis’ Timmy Failure and Total, his 1,200-pound polar bear/business partner, appear front and center exclaiming “Reading Leads the Way to Greatness!” On another, Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s Lunch Lady — and her sidekick Betty — invite readers to feed their imagination.

Find all the new products at the ALA Store, where your purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.

ALA Graphics supports the mission of the American Library Association through the creation and distribution of quality products promoting libraries, literacy, and reading.

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