Celebrities and characters make a show-stopping appearance in the ALA Graphics fall catalog

For Immediate Release
Tue, 07/14/2015


Liz Steiner

Marketing Manager

ALA Publishing


CHICAGO – ALA Graphics’ 2015 Fall catalog presents new materials to encourage participation and reading in your library.

Two new Celebrity READ© posters debut in this catalog – Bella Thorne and Octavia Spencer.

  • Seventeen-year-old Bella is an actress, singer, dancer, author—and spokesperson for Teen Read Week 2015. She has appeared in numerous TV series and is an avid reader and writer.
  • Octavia is well known for her role in "The Help" and "The Divergent Series: Insurgent." She is also an avid reader and a children’s book author.

Showcase these new posters in your library for an up-to-date teen and tween space and to spark inspiration in readers both young and old that possibilities are endless.

Fill your space with one of our three new character posters perfect for encouraging kids to read. Created in honor of "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type," the Click Clack Read poster and bookmark will have materials moving out your library’s doors for sure! Also new for fall is the Books and Friends poster and bookmark based on the book "Dewey Bob" by Judy Schachner and featuring the classic character Skippyjon Jones along with his new friend Dewey Bob! The El Deafo poster and bookmark inspired by 2015 Newbery Honor book "El Deafo" by Cece Bell will prompt important conversations between kids and help create a more welcoming environment in your library.

Help young patrons find books on their own with our new Dewey Kids poster and bookmark. With your poster purchase, you will also receive a free, customizable download that matches the design of the poster! Use the download to decorate your shelves and help kids navigate the library’s stacks.

Find all of 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.