Superheroes and more abound in the summer ALA Graphics catalog

For Immediate Release
Wed, 04/08/2015


Liz Steiner

Marketing Manager

ALA Publishing

CHICAGO – ALA Graphics’ 2015 summer catalog is filled with new items to decorate your space and inspire readers of all ages this summer and beyond.

DC Comics’ legendary superheroes encourage reading on an exciting assortment of new posters and bookmarks featuring Batgirl, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Superman and the stars of Li’l Gotham. These posters and bookmarks are sure to enhance your summer reading program and delight your readers all year round! All five superhero posters and matching bookmarks are also available in a DC Comics Superhero Set – perfect for inspiring exploration of your comic collection!

Promote Library Card Sign-up Month in September with Snoopy and the Peanuts gang. Library Card posters with Snoopy and Sally remind everyone that libraries open up a world of imagination and knowledge, while a new sticker is the perfect library card sign-up reward for kids and adults alike. A unique variety pack of double-sided Peanuts bookmarks features new images of Lucy, Linus, Sally and Charlie Brown on one side and vintage Peanuts’ strips on the opposite side. These are sure to bring back fond memories for adults and introduce a new generation to this beloved cast of comic characters.

Get ready to celebrate GLBT Book Month this June with a new poster and bookmark showcasing vibrant art from “This Day in June,” by Gayle E. Pitman and illustrated by Kristyna Litten, winner of the 2015 Stonewall Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature and a Top Ten Rainbow List Title. GLBT Book Month will culminate with many GLBT events and programs at ALA’s 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Champion the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, Sept. 27-Oct. 3, with new products that remind patrons that banning books restricts everyone’s freedom to read. The range of items includes t-shirts, buttons, bookmarks, posters and a customizable mini poster. The updated 2015 List of Banned Books will be available in early June. For more information about Banned Books Week, please visit

Oct. 18 – 24, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) encourages schools and libraries to use the Get Away @ your Library theme during Teen Read Week™. An annual celebration, the 2015 theme encourages libraries to help teens escape from the day-to-day grind of school, homework, family responsibilities, part-time jobs and so on by picking up something to read. Use the official 2015 Teen Read Week materials to increase awareness of your services available to teens and their families and to promote the importance and pleasure of reading in all its forms.

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.