Application deadline extended: Apply to win $3,000 to promote your library

For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/13/2015

Contact:

Megan McFarlane

Coordinator

Campaign for America's Libraries

312-280-2148

mmcfarlane@ala.org

CHICAGO — The application deadline for the Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant has been extended to Monday, Jan. 26.

Libraries seeking to share their stories and raise public awareness are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant. The library that develops the best public awareness campaign using the National Library Week theme will be awarded $3,000 to promote its library and library services.

All proposals must use the 2015 National Library Week theme, Unlimited possibilities @ your library, which incorporates the Campaign for America’s Libraries’ @ your library brand, on any and all promotional and publicity material supporting National Library Week activities.  Guidelines for using the brand are available on the campaign website.

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). National Library Week is April 12-18, 2015.

grant application form and guidelines are available on the Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant website.  For more information from the Campaign for America's Libraries, contact Campaign Coordinator, Megan McFarlane via telephone at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2148, or by email at mmcfarlane@ala.org.

The winner will be notified and announced following the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.  Previous winning applications are available on the grant website.

The Campaign for America’s Libraries is the 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 in part by ALA’s Library Champions.

Scholastic Library Publishing, a division of Scholastic Inc., the global children’s publishing, education and media company. Visit the company’s website, www.scholastic.com.