Campaign for America's Libraries

Author David Baldacci weighs in on e-books, library budget cuts in @ your library video

CHICAGO — Author David Baldacci, who wrote the best-seller “Absolute Power,” said he believes publishers will provide libraries with greater access to e-books in a video produced by the American Library Association (ALA) Public Information Office (PIO) for the ALA’s website for the public, atyourlibrary.org.

Judy Blume named Honorary Chair, National Library Week 2014

CHICAGO – Judy Blume has been named the 2014 Honorary Chair of National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014).

This year, National Library Week will be celebrated with the theme Lives change @ your library.

Promoting African American History Month: Lifetime Network and ALA

CHICAGO — The Lifetime Network and the American Library Association’s Campaign for America’s Libraries are working together to promote African American History Month by encouraging television viewers to experience the inspirational story of Gabby Douglas.

Ten librarians from across the nation receive prestigious public service honor

Carnegie Corporation of New York, The New York Times and the American Library Association announce I Love My Librarian Award recipients

There is still time to apply to win $3,000 to promote your library

CHICAGO — The deadline for the 2014 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant has been extended to Dec. 6, 2013.  The grant is open to all types of libraries seeking to share their stories and raise public awareness. 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.

“DIY @ your library” for Teen Tech Week, materials for National Library Week among gems in new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO — Dozens of exciting new products that are bound to inspire and excite readers in schools and libraries across the nation are spotlighted in the new ALA Graphics Winter 2013 catalog. Featured on the cover is YALSA’s 2014 Teen Tech Week™ theme — DIY @ your library®.

Apply to win $3,000 to promote your library

CHICAGO — Libraries seeking to share their stories and raise public awareness are encouraged to apply for the 2014 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.

Promote Library Card Sign-up Month with free tools


Free tools available for September's Library Card Sign-up Month

CHICAGO - Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month with new downloadable tools and public service announcements (PSAs).

Sample media tools are available to remind the public of all the resources available for free with a library card. Tools include a sample press release, op-ed, proclamation, PSA scripts and radio quality PSAs.

To download free promotional materials, visit www.ala.org/librarycardsignup.

Bestselling author Cory Doctorow supports library ebook lending

WASHINGTON, D.C.— In a video released today by the American Library Association's (ALA) Campaign for America's Libraries, bestselling author Cory Doctorow lends his public support for fair and equitable ebook lending practices for libraries.

Chicago Bulls’ Luol Deng named Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month

CHICAGO – This September, Chicago Bulls two-time NBA All Star Luol Deng 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, Luol Deng 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.

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