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Shakespeare @ your library

CHICAGO – It seems appropriate that the Bard of Avon's birthday should take place during the same month we celebrate National Poetry Month. It is no surprise that libraries across the country are celebrating the 449th birthday of William Shakespeare.

National Library Week, April 14-20, celebrates the role of libraries

CHICAGO — Communities nationwide are celebrating the contributions of libraries – including school, academic, public and special libraries - and library workers during National Library Week, April 14 – 20, 2013, sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA). This year’s theme is “Communities matter @ your library.”

Libraries provide key resources as budgets are reduced, speaking out forcefully against book-banning attempts and advocating for free access to digital content in libraries.

Honorary Chair of National Library Week Caroline Kennedy makes appearance at Seattle school library

CHICAGO — In her role as honorary chair of National Library Week (April 14-20, 2013), author, editor, library and literacy advocate Caroline Kennedy visited with students at Sanislo Elementary School library in Seattle to discuss the power of poetry and libraries.  The visit was timed in conjunction with April's School Library Month.

National Library Week PSA featuring Caroline Kennedy appears on the Disney Channel

CHICAGO — New public service announcements (PSA) of National Library Week Honorary Chair Caroline Kennedy are currently appearing on the Disney Channel. Approximately 1.4 million viewers see the PSAs every time they air.

Kennedy appears in the PSA with the star of Disney Channel's "Austin and Ally," Laura Marano.  They discuss the value and opportunities available at libraries.

Librarians can watch the PSAs from the National Library Week website and link to the PSAs or embed them on  their own websites, blogs or Facebook pages.  

National Library Week 2013 programming ideas now available

CHICAGO – Looking for ideas on how you can promote Communities matter @ your library this National Library Week (April 14-20)? Then check out the National Library Week promotional ideas page.

All ideas on the page were submitted to the Campaign for America’s Libraries by libraries across the country.  

Video features five authors sharing their love of school libraries as School Library Month begins

CHICAGO  - April is School Library Month – and to commemorate the annual celebration, atyourlibrary.org, the public website for the American Library Association’s public awareness campaign, the Campaign for America’s Libraries, presents five authors sharing their love of school libraries.

The authors are Mary Amato (“The Naked Mole-Rat Letters”), Rachel DeWoskin (“Big Girl Small”), Loren Long (“Otis”), Scott Hutchins (“A Working Theory of Love”) and Elizabeth Percer (“An Uncommon Education”).

ALA announces latest American Dream Starts @ your library® grant recipients

CHICAGO — Thanks to a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the American Library Association (ALA) and its Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) will continue funding the American Dream Starts @ your library®, a literacy initiative for adult English language learners and their families.  

Interviews with the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award winners now available

CHICAGO — From a sign that librarianship was a calling to the culmination of a lifetime of work, winning the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award meant something different to each of the winners. 

Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian winners announced

Robert K. Massie, Best-Selling Author of "Catherine the Great, Portrait of a Woman" to Make Remarks

NEW YORK —  Today, 10 librarians are recognized for service to their communities, schools and campuses as winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.
More than 1,500 library patrons nationwide nominated a librarian.  The 10 award recipients are:

Dorothy J. Davison
Horrmann Library, Wagner College

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