For immediate release | August 10, 2010

Tips to green your routine, behind the scenes drama at Stephen Spielberg’s DreamWorks studio, I Love My Librarian Award featured  on @ your library website

CHICAGO - An article by Rebecca Walden on realistic and surprisingly simple tips you can use to live sustainably and a story about the innovative new Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library, which opened recently at the Richmond (Calif.) Public Library, are featured on this week. The website provides information and recommended resources that everyone can take advantage of at their local library.

Other new content includes an interview with Nicole LaPorte, the author of "The Men Who Would be King—an almost epic tale of moguls, movies, and a company called DreamWorks," who discusses the behind the scenes drama at Stephen Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studio, and a Donna Seaman Open Books Radio interview with Sandra Cisneros, the author of "The House on Mango Street" and "Woman Hollering Creek."

Also on the site are articles on the poetic photos of the acclaimed Henri Cartier-Bresson, the nuts and bolts of an enforceable contract and book reviews from Booklist.

In addition, visitors will get a chance to nominate their favorite librarian for the prestigious national I Love My Librarian Award. Last year, 3,200 library lovers from across the nation submitted nominations for the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. If you missed the opportunity last year, guess what? The 2010 nominations are now open. From now through Sept. 20, nominate your librarian for the award. Librarians in public libraries aren’t the only ones who can be nominated. How about nominating the librarian at your or your children’s school? Or a great librarian on your college campus? is the website for the American Library Association’s public awareness campaign —the Campaign for America’s Libraries, which highlights the value of libraries and librarians and connects people to the free resources at their local library.

Prepared by librarians and other experts, new articles are uploaded regularly with how-tos and tips for parents, job seekers, teenagers, kids, and a variety of other subjects including the arts and entertainment. Recommended resources are linked to the World Cat database, which provides a list of the nearest libraries where the recommended item can be accessed. Librarians can post the site’s content on their own websites or use it in their newsletters.

“We welcome you to browse the site to learn about all sorts of interesting topics, and encourage you to visit your local library to find out how you can benefit from the knowledge of your librarians and the abundant resources available there,” Mark R.Gould, editor-in -chief of the @ your library website.

Visitors to the site can sign up for a regular newsletter for updates on new content, or follow developments on Twitter, Facebook and on the @ your library blog.

The site is underwritten by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Disney Book Group.


Mark Gould