Free school library advocacy packs now available through the ALA online store

For Immediate Release
Tue, 08/11/2015


Jennifer Habley
Manager, Web Communications
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

CHICAGO - School library advocacy packs containing tools to spread the word about the many ways school librarians are transforming teaching and learning are now freely available through the ALA online store. Generously sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Books (BTSB), these specially created packs are available while supplies last. Valued at $29.99, school library advocates pay only for shipping.

The advocacy pack includes 25 copies of a limited print edition of the digital supplement AASL produced in collaboration with American Libraries, “School Libraries Transform Learning.” The pack also contains assorted brochures from the “School Library Programs Improve Student Learning” advocacy series, another AASL advocacy tool generously sponsored by BTSB. 

“Bound to Stay Bound Books is pleased to be able to help AASL inform people about the critical role school libraries and librarians play in the process of educating children, our country’s future,” said Bob Sibert, BTSB president.

"Bound to Stay Bound has always had a deep understanding of the importance of school libraries in a child's education,” said AASL President Leslie Preddy.  “We are proud to partner with BTSB to provide school librarians with important communication tools as they advocate for youth. AASL offers our heartfelt thanks to BTSB for making these resources available to school library programs across the country.” 

Earlier this year, packs were mailed to delegates and leadership of state and regional school library associations for distribution to state-level policy makers, administrators and school board leaders. Additional BTSB sponsored advocacy packs will be made available to AASL national conference attendees in November.

For more than 95 years Bound To Stay Bound Books,, has supplied children’s and young adult library books, both fiction and nonfiction, to school and public libraries. It provides books that stand the test of time in both content and durability and services exceeding your expectations.

The American Association of School Librarians,, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.