CHICAGO — Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on Sept. 15, commemorating Independence Day for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. During the month, Mexico and Chile also celebrate independence on Sept. 16 and 18, respectively.
This year, libraries will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, and the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Families flock to libraries for Library Card Sign-up Month
CHICAGO - According to the latest projections from the International Council of Shopping Centers, Americans will spend more than $40 billion on back-to-school supplies. Libraries are not sources for back-to-school fashion, but do provide access to library programs and services that help families save hundreds of dollars and support academic achievement.
CHICAGO – September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and libraries are preparing for the promotion, a time when libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all.
Check out how these libraries are planning on celebrating.
CHICAGO — Libraries seeking to share their stories and raise public awareness are encouraged to apply for the 2013 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.
CHICAGO — With the Major League Baseball season more than halfway over, now is a great time to remind library users that there’s still time to win a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
CHICAGO — This September, Pittsburgh Steelers two-time Super Bowl champion Troy Polamalu will encourage children to get the most important school supply of all: a library card.
As the Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month, Troy Polamalu has donated his image to a print and digital public service announcement (PSA). ALA will place the PSA in magazines and on websites to remind parents and educators that a library card is a key tool in achieving academic success.
CHICAGO — American Library Association President Maureen Sullivan and Public Library Association President Eva Poole distributed a joint letter to members of the Sunland Park (N.M.) City Council to urge that it take library service off the chopping block, as the council attempts to reduce the city's debt.
CHICAGO — American Library Association President Maureen Sullivan has issued this statement in response to a recent Forbes.com post about the value of a library and information science master’s degree:
CHICAGO — Library users can now nominate a librarian for the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. The nomination form is available on atyourlibrary.org, the American Library Association’s (ALA) public awareness website.